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Beware of These Chronic Diseases During Pregnancy


Pregnancy is surely the best emotion in a woman’s life, but it comes with a few medical conditions, which might unnecessarily complicate the pregnancy. Read this and take a look at those medical conditions. To know more about the benefits of stem cells banking, visit – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Beware of These Chronic Diseases During Pregnancy


Pregnancy is surely the best emotion in a womans
life, but it comes with it own set of challenges
like morning sickness, cramps and pains.
But, thats not all! Pregnancy also comes with
a few medical conditions, which might
unnecessarily complicate the pregnancy. Lets
take a look at those medical conditions
Diabetes during pregnancy Diabetes is basically
a lifestyle condition, in which the body does not
make enough insulin, or the body is unable to use
the insulin that is made. When the insulin is not
properly produced, the glucose is unable to enter
the cells to make blood, and the body cells die,
thus leaving the organs badly affected. However,
diabetes, during pregnancy, which is also known
as Gestational Diabetes, is a condition that is
not caused by lack of insulin. To elaborate on
this, during pregnancy, the placenta, which
provides the developing foetus with its
all-essential oxygen and nutrients, is also
responsible for producing oestrogen, cortisol and
lactogen hormones, thus blocking the insulin.
With the growth of the placenta, more hormones
are produced and the insulin resistance is
greater. So, when not much insulin is produced,
to stop the effects of placental hormones, it
gives rise to gestational diabetes.   Depending
upon the symptoms, age, and the trimester of
pregnancy, treatment of gestational diabetes
might include daily monitoring of blood sugar,
physical activity and intake of medicines or
insulin. As with uncontrolled gestational, a
pregnant mother might give birth to baby, larger
than normal, and suffer from respiratory distress
and hypoglycaemia. 
Hight Blood During pregnancy or Preeclampsia
When the gynae wants to examine a urine sample at
every pre-natal visit of a would-be-mummy, the
doctor is trying to look for the signs of
preeclampsia. This occurs in women, who are going
to be mothers for the first-time or who are
pregnant with twins. High blood pressure during
pregnancy or pre-eclampsia, affects the arteries
that carries the blood to the placenta, through
the umbilical cord (umbilical cord blood). If
this condition goes untreated, the umbilical cord
will not get the sufficient amount of blood,
oxygen and nutrients, thus causing slow growth in
the unborn baby and low birth-weight or pre-term
birth. In many of these cases, C-Section or
vaginal delivery is necessitated. 
Additionally, to keep an eye on the
would-be-mother and unborn baby, kidney function
tests and ultrasounds are more often done in
pregnant mothers.  
Thyroid during pregnancy
A butterfly-shaped gland situated above the
collarbone, produces hormones essential for the
bodys functioning. If this organ is unable to
function properly, it leads to slow hormonal
disbalance, thus giving rise to rapid weight
gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, etc.
However, during pregnancy, the Endocrine Society
recommends the pregnant mother to keep their TSH
levels to be between 0.2-lt2.5 mU/L in the first
trimester of pregnancy and between 0.3-3 mU/L in
the remaining trimesters. In fact, thyroid
hormones are essential for the growth and the
metabolism of the developing foetus. If left
untreated, it gives rise to an increased risk of
low birth weight, even miscarriage.
To conclude  So, once youre pregnant, dont
miss your doctors appointment for your regular
pre-natal check-ups. And, yes, of course, dont
forget to follow healthy routine.
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