pregnancy journey One is unique and it can lead to various challenges and health problems for expectant mothers. In Chrissy Teigen’s case, it has been the cause of serious digestive issues. a few days ago, Teigen – who’s pregnant with her third child – shared a health update with her followers, taking to Instagram Stories to reveal that she’s finally found some relief for her digestive disorders,
In the story, the cookbook author and model had posed nude in the bathroom, covered her breasts with her hands and clicked a mirror selfie, which rested on the counter, to show off her bulging stomach. The picture was accompanied by the caption, “Thanks @doctorberlin for my acid reflux tape (it actually works!!???) and for being my main man for many years!”
In the photo, her abdomen was partially covered with black tape, which was placed near her ribs and close to her diaphragm.
Earlier, the 36-year-old wrote in a post that she has “lived a bad rotten stomach”, and that she would “do anything to make up for it”: “… street meat, landlocked sushi, stuff that stinks”. Coming up, 5-second rule floor food, ghost paper contest, countless shots”.
“And she was strong, my stomach. Now, half of a cherry tomato can take me down for 12 hours. But, I’m still very happy living in your apartment, little girl! Mother of two read the caption.
While some sort of digestive problem is common during this time pregnancy As the body is adjusting to another person, serious digestive problems are also not unheard of. Speaking about him, Dr. Bir Singh Sehrawat, Director of Gastroenterology at Marengo QRG Hospital, Faridabad said acid reflux Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of the food pipe.
“Normally, at the entrance of our stomach, there is a ring of muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter or LES. It closes soon after food passes through. When the opening or closing of the LES If there is any abnormality in the way of breathing, it may develop some symptoms like heartburn, abdominal discomfort, or even sore throat. If these symptoms are observed very often, then the condition can be detected gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),” They told indianexpress.com,
The doctor said that it can be managed with consistent medicines, proper diet and lifestyle changes. “However, when it is not being addressed, in rare cases, patients may require surgical intervention.”
Dr Bir further explained that a surgical procedure called ‘fundoplication’ can help in the treatment of acid reflux. “The aim is to strengthen the LES. Surgeons wrap the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This procedure is performed either through an open incision in the abdomen or chest, or through a small incision in the abdomen. This can be done through a tube with light inserted.This wrap is called acid reflux tape.
acid reflux during pregnancy
“Acid reflux is very common for pregnant women as they go through hormonal changes and due to the pressure of the growing baby on their stomach,” Dr. Tejaswini J, Consultant – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Maternity Hospital, Electronic City, Bangalore he said.
The doctor further listed the symptoms of acid reflux disease:
* Heartburn is one of its main symptoms. A burning pain or discomfort that may be felt from your abdomen to your stomach or chest, or even in your throat.
* Acid reflux leads to regurgitation, which is a condition in which sour or bitter-tasting acid comes back up into your throat or mouth.
* bloody or black stools, vomiting blood or belching
* Acid reflux can lead to dysphagia which is a sensation of food getting stuck in your throat.
* unusual weight loss
* Wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness or chronic sore throat
Dr Tejaswini said, “Though it is common for mothers-to-be to go through this discomfort, you can surely reduce your pain by being conscious about your diet and with medicines prescribed by your doctor.”
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