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  Acid Reflux During The Pregnancy

Finding out that you are pregnant can be very good news especially to those women and couples who are trying to conceive a child for a prolonged period of time. Pregnancy is probably one of the most challenging phases any women can experience and this pregnancy can bring various health conditions. Some women can experience gestational diabetes, sudden onset of high blood pressure and among many others. One of the most common conditions that pregnant women have is acid reflux.  


Acid reflux during pregnancy can be an uncomfortable experience. This is because you experience bouts of nausea and vomiting while your body undergoes hormonal changes. In this video, Dr. Miguel Rodriguez, a Gastroenterologist in Miami, Florida talks about how pregnancy contributes to acid reflux. In this video, he will explain the causes of this condition and how you can treat this condition during your pregnancy. 

“Acid reflux is a condition that will most likely occur pretty much during the onset of pregnancy that will continue to the end,” Dr. Rodriguez stated.  When pregnant, keep in mind that there are various reasons why this condition happens and Dr. Rodriguez will explain what they are in this video.  

During pregnancy, your body is experiencing different kinds of changes. “From the increased levels of hormones that tend to relax the lower esophageal sphincter these hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone are very elevated in the pregnant woman,” according to Dr. Rodriguez, this changes and the increasing size of the uterus are among the factors that can lead to acid reflux during pregnancy. Because of this, he recommends that this must be controlled with the help of medications. 

If you are pregnant and are suffering from acid reflux symptoms then worry no more. There are many medications that you can use in order to control this condition. You can also try different exercises that are suitable for your pregnancy which can help strengthen the muscles around your esophagus thus preventing acid reflux from occurring. Of course, keep in mind that you need to consult your physician first before taking any medication or exercise regime. This way you can have a healthy pregnancy and body.