Heartburn Treatment For Pregnant Women?
Hello, I am 16 weeks pregnant. Already 2 days ago, I felt my upper abdomen was very painful, like being squeezed and then I went to the doctor and the doctor said dyspepsia. What kind of dyspepsia? Is it not dangerous for pregnant women? Doctors have been given safe drugs for pregnant women too, but until now the pain is still felt. Please help, do I have to see the doctor again? or can still be handled alone? Thank you in advance.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Dyspepsia is actually just a medical term for heartburn, and is not a dangerous condition at all, even for pregnant women. This condition is a collection of symptoms of negligence in the digestive system that can be triggered by stress, bacterial infections, lack of sleep, fatigue, late eating, consuming food that is too spicy, side effects of drugs, and much more.
Your steps so far have been correct, and with you being given the right medicine for pregnant women, the treatment is also right. But in some conditions, this disease can also be a sign of gallstones, inflammation of the pancreas and intestinal obstruction, so if the current treatment does not make your condition improve, even though you have also made improvements to your lifestyle, you should check back to your obstetrician, for further examination of your condition now.
Meanwhile, no need to worry too much, get enough rest, multiply the consumption of warm water, avoid the consumption of spicy, sour, oily foods, coffee, and soft drinks, do not delay eating, and do not immediately sleep after eating. If the complaint recurs and is very disturbing, do not hesitate to immediately consult the emergency room at the nearest hospital. So, hopefully answering your question.