hyperemesis-gravidarum

The condition has symptoms of vomiting, severe nausea, electrolyte disturbances, and weight loss. This usually occurs during pregnancy. If the case is mild, it can be treated with rest, antacids and changes in diet/ however, severe cases may need hospital admission and monitoring. This is because the expectant mother must have an intravenous line for her proper nutrition and fluid.

Causes

There is a belief that severe nausea happened due to hormonal level rise but its actual cause is not yet known. Between 4-6 weeks of pregnancy, the symptoms of HG appears. Its peak is between week 9 to 13. Relief can be felt at the start of 14th to 20th week of pregnancy.

Treatment

For hospital management, it may include:

*IV fluid to help restore electrolytes, hydration, nutrients, vitamins

*Tube feeding (nasogastric and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

*Medications like metoclopramide, anti-reflux medicines, and antihistamines

Bed rest, herbs, acupressure, and other homeopathic remedies are the other known treatments to try.

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  1. August 25, 2019

    Hyperemesis gravidarum typically includes nausea that doesn’t go away and severe vomiting that leads to severe dehydration. This doesn’t allow you to keep any food or fluids down. This problem actually can be extremely debilitating and cause fatigue that lasts for weeks or months and as during pregnancy moms-to-be cannot afford to have this condition for too long, thus one should immediately see the doctor if the problem persists for more than a couple of days.

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