Improving the burning, nausea, stomach burning, and difficulty in swallowing during pregnancy during pregnancy

Background: Stomach acid backflow is very common during pregnancy.Burning, nausea, stomach burning, difficulty swallowing and other unpleasant symptoms … make pregnant women very tired.So what is the reason and how to solve it?

1. What is acid reflux?

2. Reasons for acid reflux during pregnancy

3. How to improve the symptoms of discomfort during pregnancy

According to gastrointestinal disease scholars, gastric acid flow is the phenomenon that occurs when some gastric acid returns to the esophagus.

This is a common symptom of patients with gastroesophageal reflux.When a person has a regular gastric acid reflux, he is diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Stomach acid backflow often causes unpleasant symptoms, such as burning sensation and stomach burning in the middle of the chest, and may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, cough …

Long -term unprocessed gastric acid reflux or gastric canal reflux can lead to serious complications, including:

Esophageal inflammation: inflammation in the esophagus can cause irritation, bleeding and ulcers in some cases.

Esophagal stenosis: damage caused by gastric acid can cause scars and difficulty swallowing, and food will be stuck when passing through the esophagus.

Barrett esophageal: A serious complication, repeated contact with gastric acid can cause changes in the inner wall of the esophagus, these cells and tissues may develop into cancer cells.

Stomach esophageal reflux pictures.

There are many risk factors for gastric acid backflow, including: obesity, lack of exercise, smoking (active or passive), using certain asthma drugs, antihistamines, painkillers, sedatives …

Stomach acid backflow is also common among pregnant women.Most of the cases disappear after the baby is born.

Dr. Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of General Hospital said that the occurrence of gastric acid reflux during pregnancy may be caused by the following reasons:

The changes in hormones will affect the pressure of esophageal sphincter, and the esophagus sphincter connects the esophagus to the stomach.This can cause gastric acid to flow back to the esophagus (food pipeline).

The uterus itself will cause gastric acid to flow through pressure on the stomach, which will cause food to return to the esophagus.

Other aspects of pregnancy, such as changes in defecation or drugs taken during pregnancy, may also cause gastric acid reflux.

Pregnant women are prone to acid reflux.

For pregnant women, the first and most important thing is to conduct regular health monitoring and pregnancy management in accordance with the regulations of the doctor.

If you have the symptoms of gastric acid reflux and cause a lot of discomfort and fatigue, you should notify the experts to obtain suggestions on proper support for treatment.

In most cases, the first thing to do is to change your lifestyle and eating habits, such as: often perform mild exercise, smoke and avoid second -hand smoke, do not drink, do not wear clothes, tight clothes, relax as much as possible …

Eating habits have a great impact on gastric acid flow.The following changes can effectively help improve this situation.Pregnant women should: eat and eat less throughout the day, sit straight during dinner, making food easier to pass the esophagus to avoid overeating and avoid dinner.It is also important to wait at least 2 hours after a meal. In addition, it is also important to limit some foods that may cause stomach burning, such as: citrus fruits such as citrus fruits; coffee, carbonated drinks or soft drinks; greasy food, spicy food, tomato; chocolate …

Sleeping position will also affect the mechanism that causes gastric acid backflow.If gastric acid reverse flows at night, you should raise your head and shoulder pillow so that it can help the food flow down, but still keep you comfortable to fall asleep.

Sleeping head to sleep can help restrict gastric acid.

The doctor pointed out: If the above measures have been taken, the reflux is still not improved. Pregnant women need to go to the medical institution to be carefully checked by the doctor and recommend treatment measures.The correct way.Never use drugs at will for mothers and children.

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