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
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.
*Disclaimer: The information found on this
website should not be used as a replacement for
professional medical care for the diagnosis, prevention, or
treatment of reflux. Please consult with your general
practioner or pharmacist before attempting to use any
medication (prescription or OTC) or following any of the
treatment methods mentioned. This information is
provided solely to help you become as informed as possible
about the acid reflux condition and its