HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM

It is generally described as unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. If severe and/or inadequately treated, it is typically associated with: loss of greater than 5% of pre-pregnancy body weight (usually over 10%) dehydration and production of ketones nutritional deficiencies metabolic imbalances difficulty with daily activities

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Diagnosis is usually made by measuring weight loss, checking for ketones, and assessing the overall condition of the mother. If she meets the standard criteria and is having difficulty performing her daily activities, medications and/or other treatments are typically offered.

Types:
Mild, moderate, severe

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Circulatory system
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Digestive system
Endocrine system
Endocrine system
Immune system
Immune system
Integumentary system
Integumentary system
Lymphatic system
Lymphatic system
Muscular system
Muscular system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Reproductive system
Reproductive system
Respiratory system
Respiratory system
Skeletal system
Skeletal system
Urinary system
Urinary system

Symptoms

  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

Treatments

  • Hospitalization
  • IV fluids replacement
  • IV, oral, subcutaneous medications
  • Specialist who treat it

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    Question 386
    Do get educated on HG. Imagine the worst flu you have ever had, and imagine having it for 9 months. I am nauseous (actually, every smell, taste, sight or even thought of food sends me into a puke fest). I can’t even manage to keep water down. I...
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    By Tyler Hicks For the Denton Record-Chronicle Published: 28 December 2016 10:56 PM   Maegan Noel is smiling for the first time in a long while. She’s snapping photos of a beautiful family of four as they pose at an aband...
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    Today’s question of the week  comes from Michelle . Starr are there any known causes to Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? If so what ?  Hi Michelle yes there are but more research is needed to know what the exact causes are for women . It make...
    Question 387
    After suffering from HG, it can be very easy to get bogged down in the negative. It’s hard not to talk about the depression, Incessant fluid infusions, unrelenting nausea and vomiting, and so on. To add insult to injury, you really don’t ...
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    My journey begins at the ripe young age of 20, we had been married 6 months and if there's one thing in life I wanted it was to be a mum. I love babies I love kids and I wanted one to care for and love of my own. Sounds like a perfectly simple dream ...

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    Statistics of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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