Some changes in the hormonal background, which initially occurs during pregnancy directly in the body of a woman, actively affects, including the real force of blood pressure directly on the walls of blood vessels. And first of all in the first trimester, the blood pressure of the expectant mother is usually somewhat lowered, although this is not necessarily the case. This can be said is a physiological norm, but all the same, there are certain limits beyond which very low pressure represents a real threat to pregnancy, as well as to the baby and the entire generic process. Therefore, if suddenly you are inclined to a slightly lowered pressure - be sure to be on the alert.
Causes of a drastic reduction in pressure directly during pregnancy
As we initially said at the beginning of the article, the most important cause of hypotension during pregnancy is a sharp change in the hormonal background. So quite natural decrease in arterial pressure in the first trimester has a very specific function, conceived by nature itself. First of all, in the conditions of the formation of absolutely new vascular networks, this is the condition for the organism that is always more profitable. Therefore, it is simply unambiguous, hypotension at the early stages of pregnancy is always better than hypertension.
But such low pressure can be a real symptom of one of quite serious diseases. For example, this indicator falls sharply precisely with ulcerous stomach disease, as well as with infectious diseases, or with allergic conditions, in addition, with adrenal insufficiency or thyroid gland and with other diseases. Therefore it is extremely important to inform your doctor about the fact that, for example, you have a few dropped blood pressure. And besides, arterial hypotension often accompanies also toxicosis also in the early stages of pregnancy, naturally because of constant vomiting.
The main signs of low blood pressure directly during pregnancy
All sorts of women experience the same real signs of reduced pressure in different ways, but most often all of these symptoms accompany each other.
So, this is:
- First, nausea;
- A sharp and almost permanent weakness;
- Frequent drowsiness;
- Incredibly fast fatigue;
- Persistent dizziness;
- Sharp darkening in eyes;
- And also noise or even ringing in the ears;
- A feeling of lack of fresh air;
- Frequent fainting.
Norms of habitual depression of pressure at pregnancy
I must say that the normal blood pressure outside of pregnancy fluctuates in such known to all limits as from 90 to 60 and up to 140 to 90. And for each specific case it's their clear indicators, under which the person feels very good or just normal . But during pregnancy, as we said before, they can completely change, both in one and absolutely in the other direction. A certain fluctuation is considered a certain change in blood pressure to 10%. But if the pressure fell somewhat more, it should definitely be raised.
Many women seriously believe that low blood pressure during pregnancy is not at all dangerous, unless, of course, they do not lose consciousness at all and can even move independently. But the danger of such a condition lies, first of all, in the fact that at such a low blood pressure the blood improbably ill circulates to the placenta itself, and then the delivery to the fetus of all necessary nutrients and, of course, oxygen is rapidly slowed down. That is, the child himself experiences a sharp deficit in them, sometimes placental insufficiency develops naturally with all the ensuing consequences. And even in the puerperal period, some difficulties associated with really low blood pressure may well be manifested. And therefore, even if suddenly your usual pressure has always been somewhat lowered, you will not be able to allow a strong and sharp drop of it directly during the period of bearing the baby.
How it is necessary to struggle with extremely low pressure during pregnancy?
Of course, in no case do not resort to some chemist drugs specifically to increase the pressure, especially without consulting an experienced doctor. For example, all the same Eleuterococcus, as a rule, increases not only blood pressure, but also the tone, including the uterus itself. Therefore, it is better to do with some improvised means: such as sweet black tea is better with lemon, or tomato juice, and even parsley greens - and each helps something its own.
Some still advise to eat something salty or even to drink some coffee. As everyone knows, it is always necessary to be extremely careful with salty during pregnancy, and indeed with caffeine-containing products and drinks (including the same coffee, teas, or chocolate), you should not get too involved. Therefore, it is always the most reasonable to nevertheless consult your physician, and regarding any of these folk recommendations.
But exactly, what exactly will not harm you, but only will always benefit the most pregnant with hypotension - this, of course, the optimal regime of the day, as well as a sufficient balanced diet, necessarily a proper rest, and frequent long walks on fresh air. And if you do not have any real contraindications, write down, for example, on aqua aerobics or even other activities especially for pregnant women. But in walks never and, for nothing, do not deny yourself. And then you'll notice that it all works really well!