Nausea in Pregnant Women Can Indicates Flu

Dallas, After the first trimester, the nausea experienced by pregnant women generally will subside. If it still happens in the next trimester, caution must be taken because it could be a symptom of the flu.

Quoted from ScienceDaily, Sunday (05/09/2010), researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, noticed this in the years 2003-2004. During this period, flu symptoms appeared more severe than usual.

Number of patients is also greater than expected. Presumably, the currently available vaccines is inconsistent with the strain of virus that spreads.span The researchers recorded 107 pregnant women at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas was diagnosed with the flu during this period. Of these, 93 percent had cough and 89 percent have a fever.

As many as 85 percent experienced increased heart rate, 60 percent experienced nausea, vomiting. Symptoms are similar to morning sickness which is commonly found in pregnant women.

Almost two thirds of participants who experienced flu require further treatment. Complications The most they experience is pneumonia, which is 12 percent.

In adults, symptoms of nausea, vomiting often accompanies the flu. But according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention USA (CDC), such symptoms are commonly found in children.

In that study did not found other complications in pregnant women suffering from the flu. Babies who are born are also reported to be unaffected.

"At least by recognizing the symptoms, the flu can be handled early," said Dr. Vanessa Rogers who led the research.

The results are published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2010 edition.

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