People having heart problems, I know that often the cause of their ailments becomes a lack of minerals, particularly magnesium and potassium. In this regard, they demonstrated the use of preparations containing these substances. With the weakening of the body face and expectant mothers, because it carries a double burden in the period of carrying a baby.
There is a related problem that pregnancy is sometimes also necessary to drink products containing magnesium and potassium, in particular, "Asparkam", but you can do it, being "in position"? To answer this question, you need to know about the medication and indications for its use more.
What is this medicine?
This medication is a source of magnesium and potassium.
The properties of the drug:
- Regulation of metabolic processes;
- The saturation of the organism with necessary elements;
- Normalization of activity of cardiovascular system;
- Regulation of energy processes.
The medication is considered safe for pregnant woman's body, but this does not mean that the drug can currently appoint in its sole discretion, to take without medical supervision, to prevent. In some cases, one of the few who during pregnancy can hurt.
The content of potassium and other elements should be fine. Its deficiency, as excess can lead to problems, especially in the period of gestation.
This phenomenon is associated with reduced levels of the mineral in the blood.
It is accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Apathy, weakness, chronic fatigue, drowsiness;
- Dryness of the skin and reduction of its level of sensitivity;
- Lowering blood pressure;
Accordingly, to get rid of these symptoms and the problems that entails the lack of substance in the blood, eliminated by the increase of their content, in particular, with the help of"Asparkam".
Causes of hypokalemia:
- In many cases, the causes of hypokalemia during pregnancy – early toxicosis. If the phenomenon
observed in the second half of the period of carrying a child, it is called preeclampsia. It is caused by poor circulation in the vessels. The blood stagnates in them, and in some cases, fluid moves from blood vessels into the space between the cells, forming a"hidden" swelling. At first they are invisible, and later manifested. If time does not pay attention to the phenomenon and not treat it at the last stage can be affected by the brain (eclampsia). Symptoms of the disease are high blood pressure, cramps, headaches. Known cases, when a woman fell into a coma because of the disease;
- Among the causes of hypokalemia may be noted that the minerals from the mother's body are transferred to the baby on the formation of its tissues. It happens on the 2nd and 3rd trimester of gestation. Due to lack of minerals the woman has cramps, muscle pain and often happens at night.
The disease is associated with a high content of the mineral. Doctors say that this phenomenon is no less dangerous than hypokalemia, and sometimes more.
Symptoms of hyperkalemia:
- Pain in muscles, tongue;
- Drowsiness, fatigue, mental confusion;
- Paralysis, paresis;
- Bradycardia (slow heart rate muscle);
- In some cases, even heart failure;
- The decrease in blood pressure.
To cope with the phenomenon allow injection of antagonists potassium – calcium salts and sodium, production of special solutions.
Indications and contraindications to the appointment of "Asparkam"
So, an overabundance of potassium can be very dangerous to the health of both mother and child. In this regard, apply the medication only on prescription.
Indications – lack of mineral, contra – standard or surplus. Contraindications include allergies, kidney problems, certain diseases cardiovascular system.
In the annotation to the medication specified that in the first trimester gestation of the few who can not be used.
Therefore, in order not to disturb the development of the child and not to harm your health, we should not immediately start taking the medication if you notice signs of hypokalemia. This concerns pregnancy at any time.
Appropriateness of its use can be discussed with the doctor only after giving blood for analysis. As for the first trimester, doctors usually avoid assignment of"Asparkam", doing vitamin complexes, which typically include these essential minerals.
Disease it is important to detect. As for preeclampsia, is diagnosed by a blood test and urine. The presence of protein in the latter may cause suspicion of hypokalemia. To treat the phenomenon is necessary, especially if diagnosed with a low position of the fetus. This is due to the fact that it is especially dangerous for the baby in this circumstance.
As a rule, the course of treatment is about 3 weeks. With the use of tablets need 1-2 PCs 2-3 times/day. However, the duration of treatment and the dosage indicated by the doctor after analysis.
In some cases the aid of a pregnant woman needs extra. In such situations
shown intravenous injections of medication. You should only in the hospital only under medical supervision.
The same applies to the use of droppers with a "Asparkam" to restore the balance of minerals during pregnancy. Otherwise, the intensity of treatment or an overdose can have serious consequences. In some situations, the drug is indicated as part of complex influence on an organism of the pregnant woman.
Usually, we are talking about such testimony:
- Heart disease;
- The threat of termination of pregnancy, in particular, by reason of habitual miscarriage.
One of the stages of treatment of preeclampsia and its accompanying swelling may be the use of diuretics.
Under their influence the body loses a lot of potassium, so there is a need for the use of drugs able to restore its level. Often for this purpose and is assigned a "Asparkam".
If you are diagnosed with low position of the fetus and you are concerned about seizures, in these times you just need to walk until the attack.
No matter how harmless it may seem on this drug, apply it without prescription and supervision of a physician in order not to expose yourself and your baby danger.