Synonyms for gravidarum or Related words with gravidarum
Examples of "gravidarum"
is from the Greek "hyper-", meaning excessive, and "emesis", meaning vomiting, and the Latin "
", the feminine genitive plural form of an adjective, here used as a noun, meaning "pregnant [woman]". Therefore, hyperemesis
means "excessive vomiting of pregnant women".
Women experiencing hyperemesis
often are dehydrated and lose weight despite efforts to eat. The onset of the nausea and vomiting in hyperemesis
is typically before the twenty-second week of pregnancy.
Several pathogenetic mechanisms for chorea
have been offered, but none have been proven.
The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge had hyperemesis
during her second pregnancy.
Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) is the UK charity supporting women experiencing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and Hyperemesis
The charity's aims are to help those experiencing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis
The prevalence and severity of striae
varies among populations. The current literature suggest that in the general population of the US, there is a 50%-90% prevalence of striae associated with pregnancy, partly as a result of the normal hormonal changes of pregnancy and partly due to stretching of skin fibers. Many women experience striae
during their first pregnancy. Nearly 45% percent of women develop striae
before 24 weeks of gestation. Many women who develop lesions during the first pregnancy do not develop them during later pregnancies. Genetic factors such as family history and race also seem to be predictive in the appearance of striae.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalised due to hyperemesis
during her first pregnancy, and was treated for a similar condition during her second pregnancy.
, which is severe morning sickness associated with vomiting and retching in pregnancy, is also a known cause of Mallory-Weiss tear.
It is also used in pregnancy as a second choice for treatment of hyperemesis
(severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy).
Ondansetron is used off-label to treat morning sickness and hyperemesis
of pregnancy. It is typically used after trials of other drugs have failed.
is considered a diagnosis of exclusion. HG can be associated with serious problems in the mother or baby, such as Wernicke's encephalopathy, coagulopathy, peripheral neuropathy.
A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis found inconclusive evidence that electroacupuncture was effective for nausea and vomiting and hyperemesis
While vomiting in pregnancy has been described as early as 2,000 BC, the first clear medical description of hyperemesis
was in 1852 by Antoine Dubois. Hyperemesis
is estimated to affect 0.3–2.0% of pregnant women. While previously a common cause of death in pregnancy, with proper treatment this is now very rare. Those affected have a low risk of miscarriage but a higher risk of premature birth. Some women opt to have an abortion because of the symptoms.
is the presence of severe and persistent vomiting, causing dehydration and weight loss. It is more severe than the more common morning sickness and is estimated to affect 0.5–2.0% of pregnant women.
Author Charlotte Brontë is often thought to have suffered from hyperemesis
. She died in 1855 while four months pregnant, having been afflicted by intractable nausea and vomiting throughout her pregnancy, and was unable to tolerate food or even water.
Dr Barnie-Adshead had become interested in pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis
in the 1960s during his career as a GP and initiated novel research trying to find the cause.
Since the Duchess of Cambridge suffered hyperemesis
in 2012, media interest in the condition has grown significantly. Chairperson Caitlin Dean has spoken on BBC Breakfast News, Radio 5Live, BBC Scotland, Woman's Hour and This Morning representing the charity.
Antiemetics, though previously thought to cause birth defects, have been proven safe for use by pregnant women in the treatment of morning sickness and the more serious hyperemesis
Pregnancy stretch marks, also known as striae
, is a specific form of scarring of the skin of the abdominal area due to sudden weight gain during pregnancy. About 90% of women are affected.
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