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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the Benefits of yogurt for Pregnant Women

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Pregnant Women who consume milk or yogurt that contains good bacteria routinely are less likely to suffer preeclampsia. what is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, sometimes called toxemia is a condition that could be experienced by any pregnant woman. Preeclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman experiences an increase in blood pressure suddenly after 20 weeks of pregnancy, although in some cases there were found in early pregnancy. The signs are usually in the form of swelling of the hands and face.

Pre eclampsia is marked by increased blood pressure which is followed by increased levels of protein in the urine. What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

In addition to swelling in the feet and hands, protein in urine and high blood pressure, preeclampsia symptoms that warrant concern are:
1. Weight loss increased dramatically as a result of the accumulation of fluid in the body.
2. Abdominal pain.
3. Severe headache.
4. Changes in reflexes.
5. Decrease in urine production or even not urinate at all.
6. There is blood in urine.
7. Dizziness.
8. Excessive nausea and vomiting.

In one study, researchers found that more than 33 thousand Norwegian women who consume milk or yogurt every day during pregnancy are less likely to have preeclampsia.

Of all participants who took probiotics, only a 4.1 percent who experienced pre eclampsia, while 5.6 percent did not experience.

When other factors involved such as weight, education, and smoking, consumption of probiotics is still on effect of reducing the risk by 20 percent.

Dr. Bo Jacobsson, a researcher at the Institute of Public Health in Oslo said that the results must be followed up. However, he said, the effect will be better when probiotics are consumed through the capsule, not food. The results of this study have been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology September 2011 edition.

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