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Thursday, August 5, 2010
WEIGHT LOSS DURING EARLY PREGNANCY.
Weight loss refers to the total loss of total body mass in order to improve fitness and health, and to change appearance. When individual is in a state of negative energy balance , i.e. body consuming more energy through work and metabolism than gaining from food, it will use stored reserves from fat or muscles leading to weight loss.
Most women are aware of the common signs of pregnancy, such as a missed period, morning sickness and fatigue. But there are also some less common signs of pregnancy. Some unusual signs of pregnancy are nothing more than an inconvenience; however, others are serious and warrant a trip to the doctor's office.
Meanwhile, the rate of weight gain/loss varies for every woman depending on the condition of pregnancy. Some of the early symptoms of pregnancy make woman lose weight and they are as follows:
Many of the pregnancy symptoms interfere with the eating habit of women in the early pregnancy like; smells, tastes of the foods. Fatigue sets in the early pregnancy like morning sickness, heartburn, constipation and indigestion can occur in the first trimester of pregnancy, since they don’t cause weight loss but they make woman to eat foods with few calories.
This morning sickness is another terms for vomiting in pregnancy. If a woman actually vomits she may lose weight. According to the American Pregnancy Association, this symptom occurs in the sixth week and stop by the twelveth week.
In addition, The American Pregnancy Association also said that by the thirteenth week of pregnancy is likely that a woman have miscarriage. And weight loss is one of the signs of this miscarriage while other symptoms include, back pain, contractions, tissue loss from vagina, white-pink mucus, brown or red bleeding and a sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy.
The most important during the pregnancy is the nutrition. Eating some foods may result in losing a few weights. It is not advisable to diet during pregnancy but for women who are obese or overweight need not to gain any weight during pregnancy.
HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM .
With reference to the American Pregnancy Association, vomiting, weight loss, nausea and electrolyte disturbance are caused by Hyperemesis gravidarum, and it can go beyond the first trimester, the treatments of these are rest, antacids and dietary changes and moreover, woman can be hospitalized to receive nutrients and an intravenous fluids.
The best option or advice for women who have these symptoms is to consult a medical professional for proper and