Answer: Hi dear, Heartburn in pregnancy may occur because of changing hormone levels, which can affect the muscles of the digestive tract and how different foods are tolerated. To reduce heartburn during pregnancy without hurting your baby, you should try the following: Eat several small meals each day instead of three large ones. Eat slowly. Avoid fried, spicy, or rich (fatty) foods or any foods that seem to cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and increase the risk of heartburn. Drink less while eating. Drinking large amounts while eating may increase the risk of acid reflux and heartburn. Don't lie down directly after eating. Keep the head of your bed higher than the foot of your bed. Or place pillows under your shoulders to help prevent stomach acids from rising into your chest.
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Question: i am 7 week pregnant ..... lot of acid problem in morning heart burn....what to do
Answer: Heartburn during pregnancy can usually be managed with changes in diet, lifestyle, and habits. Because heartburn during pregnancy is thought to be caused by pregnancy hormones, heartburn will usually go away after delivery and no further treatment is needed. Raise the head of your bed. Lay on your left side at night. Don't bend over after eating. Don't bend at the waist; bend at the knees instead. Eating yogurt or drinking a glass of milk may help ease heartburn symptoms. If you are lactose intolerant choose lactose free products. Any specific foods that aggravate heartburn should be avoided (for example, coffee, cola, tea, alcohol, chocolate, fatty or fried foods, citrus fruits and juices, spicy foods, tomato, mint, etc. Eat small, frequent meals. Don't eat so fast! Try not to drink large amounts of liquids after the last meal of the day because the more empty the stomach is at bedtime, the less likely there will be reflux of acid. Sip liquids instead of drinking large glasses of liquids at once. hewing gum may be helpful in providing relief from heartburn. Chewing gum stimulates saliva, which contains bicarbonate. The saliva and bicarbonate are swallowed, and the bicarbonate neutralizes the acid that has backed up (refluxed) into the esophagus. Ginger is as natural remedy that helps some people with an upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting try them...
Question: I am 12 week pregnant.. i am having problem of heart burn.. Is it so early? What are the remedies?
Answer: Hello.. Heart burn is caused by acid indigestion is an irritation or burning sensation ,caused stomach content that reflux from stomach,to avoid heartburn follow these steps... The best remedy for heartburn is to change lifestyle,diet and exercise Sleep with elevated pillows Always keep two or three pillow and make yourself elevated will help in reliving heart burn Eat at regular intervals Eat atleast six small meals will help the digestive system ,and also helps hunger and effective for heartburn Fiber rich food Intake of fruits like apples,prunes, figs,guava can be taken to releive constipation Stay hydrated It is essential to drink three litres of water daily, drinking water throughout the day in smaller quantity aids digestion Avoid caffeine Don't drink coffee when you suffer from indigestion.. it will increase it Drink ajwan water Boil ajwan seeds in water, drink this water instead of normal water,it will cure heart burn Avoid gas related foods Don't eat potato,starchy foods,soda,refined sugar because they cause indigestion Drink buttermilk with cumin seeds,ginger,coriander leaves .this is best remedy for heartburn Physical activity Engage yourself in physical activity after meals,mild walk can also be helpful
Question: Hi Dr sumaiya i am 26 week twin pregnant back and leg aches i cant even sleep becoz of tingling sensation of my leg aches
Answer: Hi,this is due to pressure on the sciatica nerve due to expansion of uterus. You should never sleep on your back as this will add to the problem sleep on the left side as it helps in Google flow of blood and food to the placenta as it helps to get proper nutrition to your baby While sleeping you can keep between your legs for comfort you should also keep your legs elevated .this should help . While sitting makke sure you keep a soft pillow behind your back for support. You should not sit for too long in any one position You can do hit water compression too This should help