Consuming Herbal Medicine While Pregnant?
Morning, doc. Sorry, I want to ask if you are allowed to consume the herbal medicine for gout pain relief on the hands. Please ask for the best solution from the doctor.
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Herbal medicine is one of the many herbal products consumed by the people of Indonesia because it has a number of health benefits. However, not all herbs have been proven by medical research to have the claimed health benefits. The Indonesian Ministry of Health recognizes a number of herbs that have proven health benefits, including fennel seeds, liquorice and saga leaves for coughing up phlegm, sunday, bengel, and kencur for headaches, wungu and iler leaves for hemorrhoids, fennel seeds and turmeric seeds for cough flatulence, bitter and turmeric for aching rheumatic pain.
Therefore. if someone wants to consume herbal medicine, be sure to know the benefits and side effects. It is better before consuming herbal medicine, someone consult with a doctor first, especially if the person is pregnant, breastfeeding, aged children, or elderly people who have a number of medical conditions.
A pregnant woman must be careful with the food and drinks she consumes including the drugs or supplements consumed because what is consumed by pregnant women can potentially affect the growth and development of the fetus.
Gout is a condition of joint pain that is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joint due to high uric acid levels in the blood. Besides pain, joints affected by gout can be seen to be reddish and swollen. To overcome the attack of gout, doctors will usually give pain relievers and drugs used to prevent recurrence of symptoms. If a pregnant woman has an attack of gout, you should encourage the woman to consult with a specialist in further internal medicine so that the doctor can conduct an examination and determine further safe treatment for her pregnancy. Avoid consuming herbs that are not known to contain and the side effects caused especially for the herbs they contain. To temporarily relieve pain, encourage pregnant women to take paracetamol.
Hope this information helps.