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If you are a sufferer of heartburn and are looking for heartburn relief that really works instead of having to depend on medicated treatments prescribed by the doctor, there are ten tips that you can utilise in your lifestyle to make the world of difference.
1. Reducing the amount of acidic foods and drinks can play a massive part in heartburn relief. These include certain fruits such as grapefruit, apples and oranges and the fruits that can come from them.
2. Greasy foods such as hamburgers, fast food and other fatty meats can actually trigger heartburn so try to avoid these as best that you can.
3. Fizzy drinks, coffee and tea and other caffeinated products can trigger heartburn so by reducing the amount of these that you drink or eliminating them completely from your diet. This can be one of the most helpful all of the heartburn relief suggestions, especially the fizzy drinks.
4. Eating too quickly can be one of the fastest things to bring about heartbur...
Q: My wife is pregnant and she has been suffering from a lot of heartburn. Why is this happening and what can she do? A: Assure your wife that she is not alone! Heartburn occurs in up to half of pregnant women. While it is usually mild, at times it can be very severe and treatment can be challenging. While heartburn in non-pregnant patients is typically easily treated with medications, it is still unclear just how safe these medications are to your developing baby. Causes of heartburn in pregnancy Reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus causes heartburn in pregnant women, just like in non-pregnant patients. Certain factors, however, make this more prevalent in pregnancy. First of all, the change in the levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy work on the lower esophageal sphincter muscle between the stomach and esophagus, weakening it, and thereby increasing the chance of reflux. Secondly, the increased abdominal pressure caused by the growing fet...
Toxemia; Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
Often, women who are diagnosed with preeclampsia do not feel sick.
Symptoms of preeclampsia can include:
Swelling of the hands and face/eyes ( edema )
More than 2 pounds per week Sudden weight gain over 1 - 2 days
Note: Some swelling of the feet and ankles is considered normal with pregnancy.
Symptoms of more severe preeclampsia:
Headaches that are dull or throbbing and will not go away
Abdominal pain, mostly felt on the right side, underneath the ribs. Pain may also be felt in the right shoulder, and can be confused with heartburn , gallbladder pain, a stomach virus, or the baby kicking
Decreased urine output, not urinating very often
Nausea and vomiting (worrisome sign)
Vision changes -- temporary loss of vision, sensations of flashing lights, auras, light sensitivity, spots, and blurry vision
Signs and tests
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