Heartburn is the one thing that makes you feel discomfort at the time of pregnancy. The main reason for heart burn during pregnancy is the acidity or indigestion. This causes a sudden burning sensation in the chest area and causes pain. Heartburn is the quiet common thing for the pregnant woman and do not ignore if the symptoms are more during pregnancy.
The weight of the baby is the main cause for the heartburn and this condition is termed as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Women who have got pregnancy at their late age are more tend to have heart burns than younger woman. The cardiac sphincter gets relaxed with the release of progesterone hormone causes sudden pain in the heart. The condition of heartburn increases if there is more than one baby in the womb, if the size of the baby is big and if the baby is in breech position inside the womb, heartburn increases.
Acidity is mainly caused due to the flow back of contents from stomach to the esophagus tube. The cardiac sphincter is the junction where esophagus joins with the stomach. At the time of pregnancy, the cardiac sphincter does not function properly lead to heartburn. Certain enzymes and hormones secretion during pregnancy also causes heartburn. Hiatal hernia is a condition that pushes the stomach into your chest via diaphragm, if the baby grows bigger. If multiple babies are growing inside the womb, there would be high pressure in the abdominal cavity. Along with these, there are few other reasons that cause heartburn during pregnancy is:
- Eating oily/spicy food
- More intakes of caffeine and alcohol
- Sleeping immediately after sleeping
- Taking some strong medications
- Taking of medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin
Remedies to avoid heart burn during pregnancy
Throat pain, swelling, panic and breadth shortness, bloody stool, sudden pain in the back and shoulders, dizziness, chest pain is the major symptoms for heartburn. It is very important to take care proper precautions and doctor consultation if you have experienced any of the symptoms in severe. Taking almond seeds, aloe vera juice, coconut water, apple cider vinegar and fresh liquids reduces the risk of heartburn.