The best way to treat constipation of pregnant women is food therapy, which is healthy and effective. Pregnant women due to reduced gastric acid, reduced physical activity, slow gastrointestinal peristalsis, coupled with fetal squeeze intestinal, intestinal muscle weakness, often appear flatulence and constipation, serious can occur hemorrhoids, but in order to avoid the impact of medication on fetal health, we suggest that pregnant women constipation with food therapy to solve.
So what is the cause of constipation in pregnant women?
① The enlarged uterine body compresses the colon and slows down the running speed of feces, resulting in abnormal defecation.
② Pregnant women's endocrine level changes, progesterone increased, and progesterone can reduce the tension of gastrointestinal smooth muscle, resulting in difficult defecation.
③ The dietary structure of pregnant women was improved, the coarse grains were reduced, the dietary fiber was lack, the amount of feces was reduced, and the stimulating effect on intestinal wall was lack.
④ The decrease of activity during pregnancy affects the peristalsis of colon.
⑤ Pregnant women may take a variety of drugs, such as sedative drugs to alleviate the symptoms of discomfort during pregnancy, but these drugs often have side effects on intestinal function, which is another important reason for constipation in pregnant women.
How does pregnant woman constipation do?
Pregnant women should develop a good habit of defecating regularly every day, have proper activities, drink more water and eat more food containing crude fiber. Crude fiber can stimulate the secretion of digestive juice, promote intestinal peristalsis and shorten the time of food passing through the digestive tract. Crude fiber in the intestinal absorption of water, so that feces soft, easy to discharge.
Foods with more crude fiber include: coarse grains, potatoes, vegetables and fruits. For example: millet, corn, sweet potato, radish, leek, cabbage, celery, Chinese cabbage, banana, apple, etc.
After reading the above content, we should have some understanding of the best food therapy for treating constipation of pregnant women. Today we will introduce more topics about maternal and child health. Sihai Xiaobian will continue to introduce them in the following articles. Welcome to check. Wish you a happy life!