Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe type of morning sickness that can harm both you and your baby. If you have hyperemesis gravidarum, you may need to go to the hospital for medical treatment.
🤢What is hyperemesis gravidarum?
It is a severe form of morning sickness🤢 that is common during the first trimester. HG causes recurrent vomiting🤮, dehydration, weight loss and other complications.
🤢What are HG symptoms?
You will experience intermittent nausea, vomiting for multiple times a day, reduced appetite and aversions to food.🍲 If you can’t keep up with your food amount everyday, you are likely to lose weight, feel thirsty, urinate less often, and have cracked lips.😔
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes
🤢Increased sensitivity to smell
When you have morning sickness, your nose👃 is hypersensitive to smells and taste. It can either lead to food cravings or food aversions.
Rising levels of hCG hormones released by the placenta can worsen HG conditions.🙁 An increased level of progesterone also slows down the gastrointestinal tract and makes it harder to digest food.🍲
Hyperemesis gravidarum treatments
When you experience HG, you are most likely seriously dehydrated.💉 You will be given IV fluids immediately to replenish the loss of nutrients, vitamins and fluids intravenously.😃
When you can control the nauseous symptoms better, you can go home and take oral medication.💊 Follow your doctor’s prescription and advise when you get home.👩⚕️
You are recommended a special diet to mitigate nausea and vomiting.🤮 Both diet changes and medications should be taken seriously to relieve HG more effectively.😃
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