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Severe Acidity/Heartburn during Pregnancy

Jun 30, 2017

Heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. The hormones during pregnancy relaxed the valve of the oesophagus and stomach which leads to acid splashing up in to the oesophagus causing heart burn and acidic taste in the mouth. The problem become worse in the third trimester of pregnancy when uterus pushes everything upwards.

Try avoid food and drink that triggers heart burn including fatty/fried foods tomato sauce alcohol chocolate and anything that contains caffeine.

Wear loose fitting clothes to prevent pressure on your abdomen.

Evaluate your head when sleeping to prevent acid reflux.

Call doctor immediate if you’re bloating or discomfort is accompanied by the following:-

 Fever.

 Vomiting longer than 24 hours.

Vomiting blood or bile.

 Pain following abdominal injury.

Headache or stiff neck.

 Signs of dehydration, yellow urine.

Unexplained weight loss.

Over the counter medicine can help your get some relief but it is recommended to consult your doctor when taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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