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Why are pregnant women more susceptible to heartburn?

Why are pregnant women more susceptible to heartburn?

Pressure : There is ralaxation of muscles in pregnancy and the one responsible for preventing reflux would be affected as well as there is pressure from the baby on the stomach causing reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Gastritis in pregnan: Since you are growing a baby in your uterus and that is growing bigger over time, your stomach has less room. This also produces more HCL (acid) in your stomach which can contribute to acute gastritis in time. Reduce milk, citrus, spicy foods and more water. Can take Zantac for discomforting symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are pregnant women prone to heartburn, indigestion, constipation and haemorrhoids?

Why are pregnant women prone to heartburn, indigestion, constipation and haemorrhoids?

Fetus/uterus growth: Heartburn and indigestion are caused by the increasing abdominal pressure, due to the enlarging uterus. Hemorrhoids are caused by increased pelvic venous pressure - same cause. Not all pregnant women become constipated, but the fetal and uterine enlargement surely can lead to GI distress. I suggest a good diet and good hydration. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Could having heartburn mean I am pregnant?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom in pregnancy, but it is a common health problem for nonpregnant women as well. The easiest way to answer this question is for you to do an over the counter pregnancy test available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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What can u tk 4 heartburn when u r pregnant?

What can u tk 4 heartburn when u r pregnant?

Many options: Heartburn is a common problem in pregnancy. There are many effective natural remedies- my favorite is apple cider vinegar; slippery elm, marshmallow tea & aloe vera juice often help. Certain foods often trigger heartburn, such as coffee, peppermint, citrus, sodas & fried foods, so avoiding these may prevent heartburn. You can find more info at http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfrometol/a/heartburn.Htm and at http://www.Organiclifestylemagazine.Com/issue-14/natural-heartburn-remedies.Php. ...Read more

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What's safe to take for heartburn while pregnant?

What's safe to take for heartburn while pregnant?

Check with your doc: As with anything during your pregnancy, you should confirm advice with your personal ob. For my patients i recommend Tums or maalox, sometimes pepcid (famotidine). Avoid pepto-bismal. If that isn't doing the trick, you may need prescription med. ...Read more

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What is safe to take for heartburn while pregnant?

What is safe to take for heartburn while pregnant?

Many things : Tums, rolaids, and maalox are all good when you have the symptoms. Zantac, nexium, (esomeprazole) omeprazole, prevacid, Prilosec are all good options to prevent daily occurrences. Those must be taken daily to prevent the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more