Sauna in Pregnancy

Many pregnant women always ask themselves the question of whether they can go to the sauna without hesitation. Even if it is basically healthy, a few things should still be considered in advance when taking a sauna during pregnancy. It should be noted that sauna use cannot automatically be recommended for every pregnant woman; there … Read more

Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Iron, the vital trace element, is needed for various metabolic functions as well as primarily for blood formation. The body cannot produce the micronutrient itself, so it must be supplied daily with food. During pregnancy, the iron requirement doubles. Therefore, many women experience iron deficiency during pregnancy. What is iron deficiency? Because expectant mothers have … Read more

First Months of Pregnancy

The first weeks and months of pregnancy usually bring the strongest stresses for the woman. Especially in the first pregnancy, the upheaval changes in the female body are often so strong that they are very difficult for women to bear. That is why some advice should be given for the first months. Signs pregnancy Body … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Complications

The following are the most important diseases or complications that may be contributed to by pyrosis (heartburn): Respiratory system (J00-J99) Bronchial asthma (reflux asthma) Note: Successful reflux therapy for bronchial asthma may reduce the need for long-term therapeutic agents! Bronchial obstruction (narrowing (obstruction) of the bronchi). Chronic cough Chronic laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx) Chronic … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Examination

A comprehensive clinical examination is the basis for selecting further diagnostic steps: General physical examination – including blood pressure, pulse, body weight, height; furthermore: Inspection (viewing). Skin and mucous membranes and sclerae (white part of the eye). Abdomen Shape of the abdomen? Skin color? Skin texture? Efflorescences (skin changes)? Pulsations? Bowel movements? Visible vessels? Scars? … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Drug Therapy

Therapeutic target Improvement of the symptomatology Avoidance of complications of pyrosis (heartburn) as a sign of reflux esophagitis (esophagitis due to reflux (backflow) of stomach acid into the esophagus). Therapy recommendations Symptomatic therapy (when gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is assumed and no alarm symptoms are present: such as. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), odynophagia (pain on swallowing), … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Diagnostic Tests

Optional medical device diagnostics – depending on the results of the history, physical examination, laboratory diagnostics, and obligatory medical device diagnostics – for differential diagnosis or to rule out complications Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD; endoscopy of esophagus, stomach, and duodenum)* – for suspected Barrett’s esophagus as chromoendoscopy by applying acetic acid or methylene blue to the mucosa … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Micronutrient Therapy

Within the framework of micronutrient medicine (vital substances), the following vital substances (micronutrients) are used for supportive therapy of heartburn: Calcium Potassium Magnesium The above vital substance recommendations (micronutrients) were created with the help of medical experts. All statements are supported by scientific studies with high levels of evidence. For a therapy recommendation, only clinical … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Prevention

To prevent pyrosis (heartburn), attention must be paid to reducing individual risk factors. Behavioral risk factors Diet Malnutrition: Large, high-fat meals Drinks rich in sugar such as cocoa or too much sweets (especially chocolate). Hot spices Fruit juices (eg citrus juices / orange juice) with a lot of fruit acids. Peppermint tea and peppermint lozenges … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Symptoms, Complaints, Signs

The following symptoms and complaints of heartburn may indicate reflux esophagitis (esophagitis): Leading symptoms Dull pain or burning sensation or pressure behind the breastbone. Acid regurgitation, usually related to the type and amount of food eaten and often occurring at night during sleep Reflux of acid gastric juice into the mouth possible Reflux especially when … Read more

Heartburn (Pyrosis): Causes

Pathogenesis (development of disease) The following pathophysiologic mechanisms may contribute to heartburn (pyrosis): Aggressive gastric juice Impaired self-cleaning powers of the esophagus (food pipe). Insufficiency (weakness) lower esophageal sphincter (lower sphincter of the esophagus) (about 20% of cases are due to anatomical and functional changes). Delayed gastric emptying Change in the anatomical location of the … Read more