Treatment Of Heart Valve Abnormalities?
I was diagnosed with a valve abnormality in the heart. What I want to ask, why is my weight decreasing? Even though I’ve eaten a lot. How does it affect me to breastfeed a child? thank you for your answer
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Heart valve disorder is a condition where the heart valve cannot function as it should. This condition can be caused by acquired heart disease, infection, or anatomic abnormalities in the heart valve. Heart valve abnormalities can be heart valve stenosis / heart valve stiffness and heart valve / heart valve insufficiency cannot close normally.
During pregnancy, where a mother has an increase in physiological activity of the body due to the process of fetal growth and development, the heart load will increase, so that heart compensation often begins to decrease during pregnancy, which ultimately complaints related to heart disease can appear which provides information on a form of abnormality in mother's heart. Therefore, some heart disease is often experienced when patients undergo more strenuous activities than usual, or due to increased physiological processes in the body.
However, to ensure that a complaint that is felt is a heart disease, it is necessary to consult directly with a cardiologist. The doctor will ascertain the cause by interview, physical examination, and supporting examination that is by blood or radiological examination.
In connection with your question, during pregnancy and lactation the caloric needs of pregnant and lactating women are higher than for women who are not pregnant and breastfeeding, so calorie and energy intake from food is a concern to help meet the body's needs, especially when breastfeeding. This condition is further aggravated by the presence of heart abnormalities or heart valve abnormalities, thus evaluating the type of food, the number of calories, evaluating the body's activity load, and evaluating the need for fluids and vitamins to be corrective measures for weight loss in nursing mothers with heart valve abnormalities. Therefore, the existence of this weight loss, possibly triggered by breastfeeding, imbalance of calorie needs in and out, as well as an increase in the burden of the heart to your daily activities due to heart valve disorders.
Therefore, evaluate and identify the risk of weight loss that you can do independently, and if you find an imbalance to the above risk factors, it is necessary for you to start managing and controlling complaints, the burden of activity, and healthy nutritional balance during lactation.
And if needed, you should start to consider consulting directly with a clinical nutritionist at a hospital in your city, as well as undergoing routine control with your cardiologist according to the specified schedule. Thus, it is hoped that the complaints that you feel can soon improve and your body weight can return to ideal.
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