13 Jul 2018 | 3 min Read
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Most women experience vomiting and nausea especially during the first trimester of pregnancy and that’s what they dislike about pregnancy, which otherwise is a beautiful experience
Morning sickness is most common during pregnancy. Although uncomfortable, it goes away within 12 weeks. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of morning sickness and causes severe nausea and vomiting.
Expecting mums with hyperemesis gravidarum have extreme nausea and vomiting. It can lead to dehydration, weight loss, and electrolyte imbalances as well.
Here’s everything you should know about hyperemesis gravidarum.
Although the exact cause of hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy is not known, it is believed that such a condition might be caused by a rapidly rising blood level of a hormone, called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
Trophoblastic disease can also cause such a condition. It occurs when there’s an abnormal growth of cells inside the uterus.
Some of the signs of hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy are:
Some of the factors that could increase the risk of getting HG are:
The doctor might ask you about the symptoms, take a look at the medical history and perform a physical exam.
The doctor would also look for common signs of HG, such as abnormally low blood pressure or a fast pulse.
Blood and urine samples might be necessary to check for signs of dehydration.
Other additional tests might also be prescribed to figure out gastrointestinal problems as a cause of your nausea or vomiting.
Some of the possible treatments of HG might include:
The good news is that the symptoms of HG disappear after delivery. Every woman has a unique pregnancy journey even though the changing hormones play havoc sometimes, being a mum overshadows all of it. Cheers to motherhood!