What is toxicosis?
For many women, the joyful expectation of a long-awaited child can be darkened by such an unpleasant phenomenon as toxicosis. Toxicosis is a painful condition of a pregnant woman when her body undergoes exposure to exogenous toxins and harmful substances.
Signs of toxicosis
In fact, toxicosis is intoxication, which manifests itself
- Increased irritability;
- Constant mood swings.
Degrees of toxicosis
In total, medicine has three degrees of toxicity, distinguished by the intensity of cases of nausea and vomiting (the most vivid manifestations of toxicosis in pregnant women).
With a mild toxicosis, a pregnant woman can lead a normal life. Malaise in the form of nausea and vomiting happens no more than 5 times a day, mostly in the morning.
The average degree of toxicosis complicates the life of the future mother. Nausea pursues a woman not only in the morning, but throughout the day, and the number of vomiting increases to 8-10 times.Usually, in this condition, an antiemetic drug is prescribed by a doctor.
In the event of the onset of a severe form of toxemia, a woman is shown hospitalization in the hospital. Lack of medical supervision threatens the development of serious complications. Severe toxicosis is dangerous because it can lead to dehydration of the body, since vomiting occurs every 1-2 hours.
Toxicosis at different periods of pregnancy
Toxicosis can occur at different stages of pregnancy. There are early and late toxicosis.
It occurs at the beginning of pregnancy, in the first trimester. Often it is he who tells a woman about changes in her body. Nausea and vomiting - although the main signs of early toxicosis, but not all pregnant women suffer. Early toxicosis is also manifested by a change in taste and olfactory receptors. A woman begins to perceive the taste of food in a different way and react to smells.
Read more about this in our article - When does toxicosis begin.
Known as "preeclampsia", it is considered more dangerous than the early. All the same symptoms (reaction to smells, constant nausea, etc.), but already at the 17th week of pregnancy, indicate its occurrence.They can join the swelling, high blood pressure, quick weight gain.
To disregard such a state is impossible, it is important to take quick measures.