Pregnancy dizziness is one of the main symptoms of being pregnant.
During this process the female body experiences several changes. One of
the most important changes is an alteration of the cardiovascular
The blood pressure of pregnant women has a tendency to decrease for a
short period of time while an increase of the heartbeat is expected.
The amount of blood needed during pregnancy is higher than under normal
circumstances which explain the faster heartbeat. These new adjustments
in the heart and blood pressure can sometimes go unnoticed but most of
the time a pregnant woman will definitely feel them.
There are many signs that can indicate the possibility of a pregnancy.
Urinating frequently is one of the most prominent signals. Another one
is suffering from heartburn. This condition can affect anyone but if
you are a woman that has never suffered from it, the increase of
certain hormones related to pregnancy can affect the digestion process
resulting in an excessive production of digestive acids.
Missing a period can also be one of the easiest to recognize signals,
of course you must take into consideration that certain medications can
also cause a woman to miss her period. Pregnancy dizziness is another
very well known sign of pregnancy.
This dizziness symptoms generally caused by all
the hormonal changes that alter blood
pressure and heart rate.
the dizziness is not present at all times but you must be
aware of the things that can trigger it:
- Eating poorly or not
enough can make you dizzy very easily
very low sugar levels has the potential of not only causing dizziness
but fainting as well.
drinking enough water can also make you dizzy
yourself hydrated at all times can be very helpful.You can prevent this
by carrying some fruit like a banana and a small
bottle of water with you at all times especially if you are outside
- Getting up too fast.
If you are sitting or
lying down, the blood in your body will be concentrated on your legs
and feet. Standing up too quickly can cause an unbalance in the blood
supply as the body tries to provide more blood for the upper part of
the body. You can avoid this by getting up slowly, allowing the body to
reestablish the blood supply accordingly.
- Pregnancy dizziness
can also be caused by being too long in a hot
This can cause your arteries to dilate, decreasing the blood pressure
which can ultimately make your lose your balance. Hot showers and baths
should be avoided especially if you are alone.
- Lying on your back for
too long can also make you feel woozy
uterus grows the pressure applied to a large vein in the back also
increases. This will have the effect of lowering the blood circulation
to the legs. You can lie to your side to avoid having this problem. A
pillow behind you can help you maintain the correct position.
- Some pregnant women
can also experience anemia which can lead to
A low amount of red cells carrying
oxygen into the
brain can make you feel dizzy and even faint. The usual cause of this
is a lack of iron. Eating iron rich foods like potatoes and some iron
make the difference.
If you are experiencing
episodes of dizziness consult your doctor as soon as possible.
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