Toxicosis, how to deal with it

If the symptoms of early toxicosis can be reduced and even completely eliminated, then late toxicosis is dangerous. When late, there are pronounced signs of pathology: swelling of the legs, arms, face, rapid weight gain, and high blood pressure. In these cases, urgent medical intervention and hospital care are required.

Early toxicosis


To be or not to be toxic depends primarily on the state of health of the woman. Chronic diseases, increased nervous irritability, intoxication, nicotine and alcohol dependence, metabolic disorders - this is only an approximate list of factors that provoke the emergence of toxicosis.
The manifestation of signs of toxemia can occur already in the first weeks after conception. This is an early toxicosis, the main indicators of which are nausea and vomiting. Depending on the frequency of vomiting, there are three degrees of early toxicosis - mild, moderate and severe. With vomiting up to 4–5 times a day, a mild degree is determined, up to 10 times - medium, with 25 or more - severe.Moderate and severe toxicosis is dangerous for both the expectant mother and the baby. In this case, you need to seek help from a specialist.
Early toxicosis is sometimes accompanied by abundant salivation, which can cause dehydration. In this case, you need a lot of liquid: you need to drink often, but in small portions. To reduce salivation, rinses with chamomile, sage and oak bark infusions will help, which have an astringent effect on the oral mucosa.
If the biochemical analyzes of a pregnant woman are within the normal range, but nausea, vomiting, and aversion to food remain, it is necessary, first of all, to provide psychological comfort, normal rest, sleep. There are medications prescribed by a doctor to reduce vomiting. Insomnia, irritability - these are also signs of toxicosis, which can be eliminated with the help of soothing preparations of mild exposure. Without the advice of a doctor, you can drink valerian tincture and motherwort.
It is important to remember that taking any medication, especially in the first weeks of pregnancy, can have an adverse effect on the fetus.Therefore, no amateur, follow the strict advice of the attending physician.
But to help your body harmless ways to get rid of exhausting nausea can be. It is only important to observe some restrictions.

Nutrition and exercise during early toxicosis


The main principle of treatment - do no harm. And for a pregnant woman, the task is even more important - not to harm not only oneself, but also the unborn baby. It will help in this special and uncomplicated diet.
Meals should be multiple, every 2-3 hours, and not abundant. The menu should include: boiled meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, fish. Do not eat fried, spicy foods. It is not recommended to drink carbonated drinks and coffee, replace them with green tea and freshly squeezed juices. Chamomile, lemon balm and mint tea has a calming effect. In case of severe nausea, prepare a pumpkin infusion: pour a few small pieces of pumpkin with boiling water and leave for about an hour.
Traditional medicine offers many natural recipes for herbs from toxemia. But herbs, due to compounds such as glucosides and alkaloids, may not be as harmless as they seem, and cause serious harm to health.
If any food causes vomiting, you can try a dry diet.No soup, sauces, tea sandwiches. Enough steep boiled eggs, crackers, biscuits, cheese. Vegetables and fruits are best consumed separately from the main food.Try not to make sudden movements after eating, and if you feel dizzy - lie down and breathe deeply.
In the morning, without getting out of bed, have a snack with a crouton, eat dried apricots, nuts, a small piece of hard cheese.
Chewing on a dry tea brew or a lemon slice sometimes helps to eliminate nausea.
Exercise during this period should be minimal, but this does not exclude the mandatory daily walks in the fresh air. Do not wrap up, overheating contributes to nausea.
Watch the state of the intestines. Regular cleansing removes toxins from the body. Eat dairy products, and even better cook yourself a live yogurt, yogurt. At night, eat a piece of boiled beets.
Listen to calm and melodic music. Look at the beautiful things. Enjoy your future baby. Your mental attitude has a direct effect on your physical condition. Recent studies in the field of color therapy have shown that the combination of blue and purple flowers provoke nausea.Even if this is your favorite combination, exclude it temporarily from your surroundings.