Pregnant women health risks
 

Pregnant women health risks
06 July, 2015

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce extra blood for a developing fetus. Pregnant women are advised to supplement with iron, folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy to help with red blood cell count and nutrition levels. Low levels of these vitamins and minerals are what make pregnant women feel weak and tired as her body begins accommodating the new baby inside.

One answer for low iron, folate, and vitamin B12 levels is chlorella supplementation. This green algae is perfect for pregnant women, welcoming blood-building, vascular-strengthening whole food nutritional powers.

 

 

 

Three common conditions pregnant women face: Anemia, Edema and Proteinuria.

Three common problems women face as their body begins accommodating new life are anema, edema and proteinuria. Without the right nutrition, these conditions may persist.

 

Anemia:  means "lack of blood" and is characterized by a decreased level of red blood cells or a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. (Hemoglobin is the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen from lungs to capillaries.) When the body is low in this area, organs don't get enough oxygen for survival. This can lead to irritability and fatigue. By supplementing with iron, the human body can generate more red blood cells and oxygenate organs more efficiently.

 

Edema:  means that there is excess fluid collecting in tissues. During pregnancy, this kind of swelling occurs as the body retains water in the tissues. Women are prone to edema mostly during the third trimester, when the growing uterus pressures the pelvic veins and the large vein that travels from the lower limbs to the heart. The stressed, slow return of blood from the lower limbs to the heart forces fluid from the veins to the tissues of the lower extremities, causing swelling in the ankles and feet.

 

Proteinuria:  means that the urine has an abnormal amount of protein. This condition is signified by higher than normal concentrations of albumin in the urine. Albumin is the main protein in the blood, helping blood clot, protecting from infection and regulating fluid levels in the body. Proteinuria is the result of inflamed kidneys that are leaking the protein from the blood, through the kidney filters and into the urine.

Bernard Kassab

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