How do the kidneys react to pregnancy
Changes in the urinary system
The load on the kidneys increases with the growth of the fetus, at the same time the pressure of the growing uterus on the bladder increases. Due to hormonal changes in the body of a pregnant woman, the tone of the bladder decreases, leading to stagnant urine. At the same time, the kidneys are forced to filter an increased volume of fluid and excrete the products of the fetus and the woman herself. All this together increases the risk of developing inflammatory diseases of the urinary system. If a woman has kidney disease before pregnancy, this risk is especially great.
Hypercooling of the body, tonsillitis, caries, previous cystitis or fungal disease of the genital organs - thrush can provoke an exacerbation of the disease. During pregnancy, a woman's natural immunity decreases,therefore, pathogens can easily multiply in the internal organs, excrete toxins and cause complications during pregnancy and fetal development.
What are dangerous kidney and urinary tract diseases?
Acute and chronic cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) are dangerous because of their complications, because the urinary tract infection can rise into the kidneys, cause pyello or glomerulonephritis, when the kidneys lose their ability to clean the blood from toxins and toxins. For a pregnant woman, this condition can be life-threatening, since it contributes to the development of a severe form of toxicosis in pregnant women - gestosis. This condition is accompanied by persistent increase in blood pressure, premature detachment of a normally located placenta, can cause oxygen starvation of the fetus and the threat of its intrauterine death.
Therefore, it is very important to approach the planning of pregnancy in advance, to treat all chronic foci of infection, and at scheduled visits to the doctor to pass the prescribed tests and follow all recommendations.
What if a woman has a bad kidney?
If all is not well with the kidneys, it is quite possible to avoid terrible complications, to bear and give birth to a healthy child. The possibilities of modern medicine allow a woman to experience the joy of motherhood even if she has serious health problems, because medical reference books describe cases of safe delivery and with one kidney.
For this, it is necessary that observation of high-quality specialists, who could come to the aid at any time, lead the observation. This is quite affordable, because in many regions modern perinatal centers have been built, equipped with the most modern equipment, and the state has become concerned about the health of the mother and babies. But the woman herself must be confident in the successful outcome of pregnancy. You need to tune in to the positive, control your state of health and look forward to seeing your baby soon.
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