Health problem leads complication in preganancy

Everyone wants to look good. Is dieting is only way to look good?

Many of us thinks that dieting is only way to lose weight or look good. But we are not aware of its bad effect on heath. If you want to waste your time then follow dieting method to lose weight. If you succeed in dieting than you are definitely fail in healthy living.

US scientists research on dieting has concluded that dieting does not work.US Scientist said that People are not losing weight from dieting but regaining all the weight. As Clark Russell said,

“The diet industry is the most successful failed business in the world,’ “

Believes of people for dieting:

Carbohydrates:

Most of the people thinks that carbohydrate is adding calories but facts is that  Carbs like fruits, veggies and whole grains are not adding lot of calories but it gives energy. It adds fats when you eat simple carps (sugar, juices and starches such as white rice, white bread, potatoes and pasta) with fat containing foods. This combination causes high blood sugar.

Grapefruit, celery or cabbage soup:

People eat grapefruit, celery of cabbage soup while dieting to burn fat. There is not such type of food which can burn fats. But some caffeine containing foods can speed up metabolism means fast use of energy, for very short period but can’t help losing weight.

Low Calories Food:

Eating low calories foods (Fat free or no added sugar food) is not a good option for losing weight.

In fact these types of foods are not lower in calories than same quantity of fat containing food. But it has as many calories as full fat foods.

Skipping Evening meal:

Skipping Evening meal is not way to lose weight because after gap in meal you become hungrier and consume more in next meal.

Reasons to Avoid Dieting:

· Lower the calories lower the required vitamins and proteins

· Instead of losing weight, weight is increase because just after dieting metabolism of body becomes weak which means you can live on less food, so when you stop dieting you become habitual of that eating habit.

· Excesses dieting causes muscle loss and leads to severe heart problem

· Dieting leads to digestion of your own body tissues

· Constipation is also major problem who are on strict diet for longer period.

· Dieting cause guilt and poor self-esteem

· Dehydration is major problem in dieting because while dieting you avoid water rich food.

What is better than dieting to weight loss?

Another method comes in mind for losing is Exercise.  Facts are that Exercise burns fewer calories. In fact exercise is not beneficial for weight loss. For example, if someone weighs 125 pounds, studying for 20 min burns about 35 calories, doing Pilates burns about 100 calories and playing games about 130 calories in the same amount of time. So this proves that all physical activity burns calories. Exercise burns fat and builds muscle. So fat is converted into muscles. Fat is not exhausted by doing exercise. It is only transferred into another form.

“The only way to lose weight is burning more calories than you consume.”

Complication in pregnancy is not only because of health problem occur during the pregnancy but also caused by health problem that before pregnancy. If mother is going through the regular treatment and taking medicine regularly than it would be dangerous for baby. Mother stops the medicines it could be more harmful.  In that condition consults to your doctor so that your doctor can changed the medicines to manage the disease.

Health problem leads complication in pregnancy:

Reproductive Abnormalities:

Structural problems in a woman's uterus or cervix heighten the risk of difficulties, including miscarriage, an abnormally positioned fetus, and difficult labor. These problems also increase the risk of a cesarean delivery.

Age:

Age is one of the most common factors that can hinder a woman's pregnancy.

Young Women:

Women under the age of 20 have a significantly higher risk of serious medical complications related to pregnancy than those over 20. Children born to teenage mothers are more likely to deliver prematurely, have a low birth weight, develop placenta previa, experience pregnancy-induced hypertension, and contract toxemia. Some risk factors connected to young age include:

Underdeveloped pelvis. Young women's bodies are still growing and changing. An underdeveloped pelvis can lead to difficulties during childbirth.

Nutritional deficiencies. Young women are more likely to have poor eating habits. Nutritional deficiency can lead to extra strain on the body that causes more complications for both the mother and child.

Women over 35:

As a woman ages, her chances of conceiving begins to decline. An older woman who becomes pregnant is also less likely to have a problem-free pregnancy. Common issues include:

Underlying conditions. Older women are more likely to have conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease that can complicate pregnancy. When these conditions are not well controlled, they can contribute to miscarriage, poor fetal growth, and birth defects.

Chromosomal problems. A woman over 35 has a higher risk of having a child with birth defects due to chromosomal issues. When a woman is age 35, her chance of having a baby with a genetic disease is one in 178; by age 48, the chance rises to one in eight. Down syndrome is the most common birth defect related to chromosomes; it causes varying degrees of mental retardation and physical abnormalities. Prenatal screening and tests can help determine the likelihood of chromosomal complications.

Miscarriage.

A woman age 35–39 is twice as likely to have a miscarriage as a woman in her 20s. About 35 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage for women age 40–44. The risk increases to more than 50 percent at age 45.

Other complications.

Women over 35 are more likely to have complications commonly associated with pregnancy regardless of age.

Obesity:

Women who are obese (defined as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or over) are at a higher risk than normal-weight women of having babies with some birth defects, including spina bifida, heart problems, hydrocephaly, and cleft palate and lip. Obese women are also more likely to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes during the pregnancy. Obese women are also more likely to have high blood pressure, which can lead to a smaller than expected baby as well as increase the risk for pre-eclampsia and toxemia.

Underweight:

Women who weigh under 100 pounds are more likely to deliver prematurely, and/or give birth to an underweight baby.

Diabetes:

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics may experience complications during pregnancy. Poor control of diabetes can increase the chances of birth defects in the baby, and can cause health concerns for the mother as well.

Some women who may not have had diabetes before the pregnancy may be diagnosed with diabetic symptoms during pregnancy. This is called gestational diabetes—any woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes should talk with her doctor about the specific recommendations to control her blood sugar. Dietary changes will be recommended as will monitoring blood sugar levels.

Some women may have to take insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Women who have gestational diabetes are at much higher risk for developing diabetes after their pregnancy is over so testing for diabetes once the pregnancy is over is recommended.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):

Every pregnant woman should be screened for STIs (including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, HIV, and syphilis) during her first prenatal visit. A woman who has an STI is very likely to transmit the infection to her baby. Depending on the infection, a baby born to a woman with an STI is at a higher risk for:

· low birth weight

· conjunctivitis

· pneumonia

· neonatal sepsis (infection in the baby’s blood stream)

· neurologic damage

· blindness

· deafness

· acute hepatitis

· meningitis

· chronic liver disease

· cirrhosis

Multiple Pregnancies:

A woman who has had five or more previous pregnancies is more susceptible to abnormally quick labour and accompanying excessive blood loss during future labours.

Multiple-Birth Pregnancies:

Complications arise in multiple birth pregnancies because more than one baby is growing in the womb. Because of the limited amount of space and the additional strain multiple foetuses put on a woman, these babies are more likely to arrive prematurely. All pregnancy complications, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, are more common in multiple pregnancies.

Previous Complications with Pregnancy:

If a woman has had complications in a previous pregnancy, she may be more likely to have the same complication in subsequent pregnancies.

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