Impact On Pregnant Women Suffering From KEK?

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I am 6 months pregnant. LILA less than 23.5 cm

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Hi Eka,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

LILA (upper arm circumference) can indeed be used as an indicator of nutritional adequacy in pregnant women. Normally, the LILA during pregnancy is 23.5, or more. However, LILA alone cannot be used as a benchmark in determining whether a mother has KEK (chronic energy deficiency). You should also compare it to your BMI (body mass index) and other health indicators.


There are many factors that can cause mothers to experience CED, including inadequate nutritional intake, gestational age that is too young (under 17 years) or too old (over 35 years), infections, and so on.


KEK is not only dangerous for the mother because it can cause the body to feel tired, pale, weak, and have difficulty in the delivery process later, but also for the fetus. Mothers with SEZ are at higher risk of miscarriage, fetal developmental delays in the womb, fetal defects, premature birth, low birth weight (LBW), and even infant death.


Therefore, you should immediately consult an obstetrician to be assessed whether it is true that you have SEZ, and if so, what is the cause and what kind of treatment is appropriate to overcome it.


In the meantime, don't panic too much. Always keep your pregnancy by eating healthy and nutritious foods regularly with moderate but frequent portions. Vary your diet, eat more meat, eggs, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruit, and if necessary, add special milk for pregnant women. If there is a pregnancy supplement that the doctor gives, take it regularly. Drink enough water and stay active. Do not smoke, consume alcohol, let alone drugs.

Nutrition for pregnant women


Healthy food for pregnant women

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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