What is a toxicosis?
Many women have a joyful anticipation of the long-awaiteda child can be clouded by such an unpleasant phenomenon as a toxicosis. Toxicosis refers to the morbid state of a pregnant woman, when her body undergoes exposure to exogenous toxins and harmful substances.
Signs of toxicosis
In fact, toxicosis is an intoxication that manifests itself
- Increased irritability;
- Constant mood swings.
Degrees of toxicosis
In total, three degrees of toxicosis are distinguished in medicine, differing in the intensity of cases of nausea and vomiting (the most vivid manifestations of toxicosis of pregnant women).
At an easy degree of a toxicosis the pregnant woman can conduct a habitual way of life. The malaise in the form of nausea and vomiting happens not more often than 5 times a day, mainly in the morning.
The average degree of toxicosis complicates the life of the futuremother. Nausea persists woman not only in the morning, but also throughout the day, and the number of cases of vomiting increases to 8-10 times. Usually, in this condition, the doctor prescribes the use of antiemetic drugs.
In case of onset of severe form of toxicosisa woman is shown hospitalization in a hospital. The lack of medical supervision threatens the development of serious complications. A severe degree of toxicosis is dangerous because dehydration can occur, as vomiting occurs every 1-2 hours.
Toxicosis at different periods of pregnancy
Toxicosis can occur at different times of pregnancy. Distinguish between early and late toxicosis.
Comes early in pregnancy, in the firsttrimester. Often it is he who tells a woman about the changes in her body. Nausea and vomiting - although the main signs of early toxicosis, but not all pregnant women suffer from them. Early toxicosis is also manifested by changes in taste and olfactory receptors. The woman begins to perceive the taste of food in a different way and react to smells.
More about this tells our article - When toxicosis begins.
Known as "gestosis", it is considered more dangerous,than the early one. His attack is evidenced by all the same symptoms (reaction to smells, constant nausea, etc.), but already at the 17th week of pregnancy. They can be swollen with swelling, high blood pressure, fast weight gain.
It is impossible to leave such attention without attention, it is important to take quick measures. How to do this you learn from the article of our resource - Toxicosis: how to deal with it.