There are quite a number of discomfort that comes with being pregnant. One of the commonest is pregnancy-induced heartburn. So, what is heartburn? It is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid withdraws into your oesophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. And pregnant women are more likely to experience heartburn.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke shares 7 ways to handle it if you are pregnant.
Avoid fatty and spicy foods
You should avoid fatty and spicy foods. In addition to this, stay away from caffeinated and carbonated drinks as well as chocolate which can cause heartburn. These foods can increase the production of stomach acid. Six more after he cut.
Eat light meals regularly
Granted, your cravings for food may be over the roof. However, if you eat big to cushion your cravings, you are opening the door for heartburn. Eating light meals round the clock will prevent acid production and morning sickness.
Drink a lot of water
Water will keep you hydrated thus preventing heartburn. So, do not wait until you are tasty before you gulp water. Importantly, know that there is no substitute for water.
Do not lie instantly after eating
After eating, you may be tired and may want to lie down to rest a bit. You should wait until the food digest before you do. But, if it is absolutely necessary for you to do so, endeavour to lie on your left side because food digest faster and quicker if you sleep this way.
Do not wear tight attires
Wearing tight attires does not only lead to irritation during pregnancy, it also puts pressure on your abdomen thus making you vulnerable to heartburn. It is advisable to wear loose clothing.
If you have a serious heartburn, you should chew gum. This allows saliva to flow freely and this can minimise your body acid levels.
Maintain a healthy weight
Naturally, women add weight when they are pregnant. However, being overweight increases your risk of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and you may suffer from intermittent heartburn as a result.
Buhari not a democrat, must be sacked in 2019 – Atiku averred
POLITICS – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being undemocratic despite coming to power in 2015 through a democratic process.
Atiku stated this on Thursday when he visited Kogi State delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The presidential aspirant noted that Nigerians are presently suffering under the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government.
He debunked the insinuation that he currently holds grudge against his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I will continue to express my reservations on the willingness of President Buhari to hand over power. I have a simple and straight explanation for this. When Buhari took over power in 1983, they asked him of his transition to civil rule, then he responded, he doesn’t have.
“My stand is that one, he is not a democrat. Secondly, he is only using democracy to go back to power. If he loses election in 2019, he must hand over power” Atiku averred.
NYSC member battling for life after soldier’s assault in Kaduna camp
The corper, set to complete his service next month, had been appointed to the brigade band to train the current corps members. However, at the end of the parade, he excused himself and was planning to leave when a female soldier stopped him and said he couldn’t go.
He allegedly tried to explain to the soldier that he had to leave, as he is not bounded by the camp rules, but the soldier started harassing him. A male soldier later joined his colleague and kicked the corper, who fell and landed awkwardly on his head. The soldier was said to have pulled him up with his belt, raised him high and dropped him, making him faint immediately.
The victim was then rushed to the camp clinic, where preliminary assessment showed that he broke his neck in the process. He was later rushed out of the camp to a clinic and it’s being rumored that he is now between life and death.
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