Practice the diagnosis and treatment of heartburn during pregnancy

2021-03-25 12:00 AM

This phenomenon occurs naturally during pregnancy, because the growth of the foetus causes pressure on the volume of the abdomen, making the sphincter between the oesophagus and the stomach unable to close.

 

It is the phenomenon that food after entering the stomach is brought back up the oesophagus, with a mix of stomach acids, creating a burning sensation in the throat, sometimes spreading and developing into pain. all over chest area.

This phenomenon occurs naturally during pregnancy, because the growth of the foetus causes pressure on the volume of the abdomen, making the sphincter between the oesophagus and stomach unable to close as usual. Heartburn can be exacerbated when the patient regularly takes blood iron tablets.

It can be alleviated by advising the patient to split up during the day. For severe discomfort, low sodium antacids, such as Maalox 10ml, can be given after each meal.