Constipation during pregnancy
Estrogen and progesterone are two important hormones that play an essential role for pregnant mothers and children during pregnancy; With the replacement, development, and success of the fetus, the newborn’s uncomplicated birth is dependent on these two hormones.
Although these two hormones are essential for the success of the fetus, especially progesterone, it is also responsible for the onset of various uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy. The effects of progesterone on the digestive system during pregnancy are particularly noticeable. Progesterone is largely responsible for the relaxation of the muscles of the digestive tract. Muscle relaxation increases the digestion time of food and the circulation of food through the digestive tract and initially initiates constipation.
Digestive dysfunction can lead not only to constipation, but also to constipation-related complications, such as piles, fissures, and thrombocytopenic purpura. Relaxation of the stomach and small intestine muscles also causes uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, indigestion, indigestion.
These symptoms are very normal during pregnancy and there is no reason for pregnant mothers to be ashamed of it.
Constipation is inherently physically uncomfortable, defecation is timely, stools are hard and small in size, there is pressure or constriction in the abdomen, there is no relief in defecation and the defecation process often feels tedious. Constipation can also cause single or multiple symptoms, such as lower abdominal and lower back pain, flatulence, and nausea. Multiple symptoms appear together depending on the severity of the constipation.
Constipation is so common during pregnancy that constipation, along with other symptoms, can be considered a symptom of pregnancy.
There are several effective treatments for constipation during pregnancy. In addition to the remedies as well as the avoidance of digestive symptoms, I always advise to follow a healthy diet and change the easily imitative lifestyle. These tips help to get rid of constipation during pregnancy.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat healthy foods rich in fiber, such as fiber-rich brown bread, fruits, vegetables, pulses and peas.
3. Eating a few meals several times a day instead of several meals at once, which helps reduce stress on the digestive tract.
4. Keep in mind that if you eat more fiber or fibrous foods, you should also increase the amount of water you drink throughout the day.
My advice on lifestyle change would be-
1. Do light exercise every day in small but regular rules.
2. Rubbing from top to bottom on the back.
3. After waking up in the morning or after eating, try to defecate according to the rules. When you feel like defecating, defecate without delay.
Effective treatment for constipation during pregnancy
1. Medication may be needed if constipation is not cured even after following a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, it should be kept in mind that if any drug enters the mother’s body, it may affect the fetus / unborn child. And so no medicine should be taken without expert advice.
Bangladesh, like the western countries, now has midwifery training for midwives and midwives have greatly improved the services of pregnant mothers.
2. Drugs that stay in the digestive tract but do not enter the bloodstream to treat constipation, such as lactulose, are used by pregnant mothers but are not military drugs. In case of abdominal pain due to constipation, paracetamol tablets can be used in small doses only for a short time. If constipation causes further complications, it is important to seek the advice of a specialist.
In the next issue, I would like to discuss the piles of pregnant mothers.
Piles or hemorrhoids in pregnant mothers
Piles or hemorrhoids are a swollen area of blood vessels like a mattress or pillow located at the end of the anus and rectum, which helps to control bowel movements. Although they are part of the normal human body, those swollen blood vessels are called piles or hemorrhoids only when symptoms appear. Although the symptoms of piles can occur in any human being, the chances of getting piles due to the effect of pregnancy hormones in pregnant mothers are greatly increased, in many cases it comes out of the anus and the chances of complications are greatly increased.
Symptoms of piles are noticeable
Bleeding from the anus is usually severe redness, itching, pain, irritation or swelling around the anus, pain in the anus during defecation and discharge of saliva after defecation, one or more piles coming out of the anus that spontaneously return to the anus Is to pay. In many cases the piles are outside at all times.
Constipation causes and exacerbates the symptoms of piles and therefore treatment with constipation piles is extremely important. To avoid the symptoms of constipation and piles before or after treatment with medication, I always advise to follow a healthy diet and change the lifestyle that is easily imitated. These tips help to get rid of constipation and piles during pregnancy. These tips I have already mentioned specifically when discussing constipation.
It is not advisable to stand for long periods of time during pregnancy or to sit on the toilet for long periods of time. Many times the cloth is soaked in icy water and pressed very lightly on the piles