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Frequent headaches during pregnancy

Specialists there are several types of headaches.Migraine itself tend to occur more often in women, besides the worsening of this condition can often coincide with childbearing years.Migraine headache is more often unilateral, pulsating character.It increases with physical activity and walking, can be accompanied by nausea or vomiting.Patients also note the poor tolerability of different sounds and bright light in the moment of an attack - a significant deterioration.Effect of pregnancy on the headache is ambiguous: some 40% of cases pregnancy may trigger the development of a migraine or aggravate its course.The remaining 60% of attacks during pregnancy, in contrast, are less frequently easier to pass or do not change.

frequent tension headaches are extremely common today.They are characterized by the absence of a clear location, usually estimated as compression, according to the "helmet" or "helmet", sometimes accompanied by pain and increase muscle tone okolocherepnyh.There episodic form when the hea

daches last from half an hour to 7-15 days, and the chronic form, in which the pain can be almost constant.Tension headaches bring with them a pronounced emotional disorders and the syndrome of vegetative dystonia.Characteristically they subsided after 8-10 weeks of pregnancy.

Psychogenic headaches depression and anxiety disorders - a kind of "cry of despair" of women from disadvantaged and low-income families.According to clinical manifestations are similar to tension headaches and often provoked by stress.The compressive or bursting headaches in pregnancy may be linked to the fact that a woman has a chronic cerebral venous insufficiency.Her initial symptoms, most of these patients had before pregnancy, and its onset of the pain intensifies.Headache often diffuse or localized to the temporal areas, increased in the supine position, when a woman tilts her head, coughs, perehoditiz cold to warm.Pain is reduced when a cup of tea or coffee, if Take a short walk.Such patients due to their own experience is preferable to lie on the bed with high headboard - (symptom of "high pillow") - in this position less worried headache.

frequent headaches during pregnancy may appear benign intracranial hyper-pertenzii.It is a pathological condition debut a headache in the first or second trimester of pregnancy.Headache most patients is bursting with character, it is a diffuse and constant, but its intensity may vary.Increased pain celebrated night or early morning, by coughing, sneezing, bending the head.Possible decrease in visual acuity, diplopia.Typically, recovery occurs spontaneously.Intracranial hypertension in pregnancy has no adverse effects on the fetus, however, if it grows, a woman in need of treatment.

When help is needed urgently!

should know that during pregnancy may be a worsening of some severe diseases of the central nervous system, which are manifested in the form of headache that may require emergency medical care.The reason for this headache can be an acute vascular pathology of the brain (subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage, thrombosis of intracranial venous and sinus).Characterized by sudden severe headache, often accompanied by vomiting, impaired consciousness, seizures, focal neurological symptoms.

Headache and notes in this second half of pregnancy complications like preeclampsia (toxemia of late pregnancy), with hypertension, develop or become aggravated during pregnancy, with brain tumors, severe infections (including AIDS).

When headaches during pregnancy, especially if she suddenly developed, accompanied by fever, vomiting, blurred vision, swelling of the limbs and face, see a doctor immediately to rule out organic brain damage!Neurological pathology study fails to reveal is not always so base an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment - carefully collected history.The doctor will ask the woman about the nature of pain (eg, burning, dull, constant, throbbing), its location, time of occurrence and duration of periods of gain.Specify the time of the onset of pain, guided by events in the life of a patient associated with psycho-emotional stress.It turns out the specific factors that may contribute to the development of headaches (eg, migraine triggers eating chocolate, cheese and wine).In any case, the cause of the headache should establish a neurologist who prescribed examinations and their results will select the right treatment.

Tips Daily

Treatment frequent headaches during pregnancy - not an easy task for the doctor because the medicine is absolutely safe pick is almost impossible.At the same time compliance with simple recommendations help women prevent headaches or reduce their intensity and frequency of occurrence.

• Since pregnancy - during certain experiences, a woman should be able to relax.Some in this case to help relaxation techniques, behavioral therapy.

• If you are sensitive to noise, avoid loud music, make a phone call quieter, lower the volume of the TV and radio.

• Most rest day.But do not sleep too long - excessive sleep itself can cause headaches.

• Follow diet, avoid long breaks between meals - sometimes hunger also causes headaches.Most

• Ventilate the room.

• Straighten!The cause of a headache can be a long reading from a book over his head inclined, work at a computer, or a sewing machine.Pay attention to it, take breaks at work, straighten your back and perform a small gym in the workplace.

main thing - do no harm!

Even in the absence of serious diseases headache often forces women to resort to receive medicines.The use of any medication during pregnancy requires an assessment of the ratio of the possible negative consequences (especially for the fetus) and benefits.The doctor prescribes a treatment individually, taking into account the state of women and the fetus.

Fortunately, as a rule, headaches, gives a lot of unpleasant minutes a woman in the first trimester of pregnancy, are completely at the beginning of the second, and the expectant mother can enjoy the beautiful and unique state of the expectations of their child.