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Heartburn during pregnancy: reasons and opportunities to improve the quality of life of women during this period 

HEALTH OF WOMAN. 2016.2(108):80–86 
 

Heartburn during pregnancy: reasons and opportunities to improve the quality of life of women during this period 
 

Shcherbinina M. B., Lugovskaya T. V., Ivanchenko N. A.

Dnipropetrovsk national University Oles Honchar

The family Planning center Tamara Lugovskoy, Dnepropetrovsk 
 

Heartburn during pregnancy is a serious clinical problem, as it significantly decreases the quality of life of women. Hormonal theory of heartburn during pregnancy is common today. Hormonal changes, a progressive increase in intra-abdominal pressure and the phenomenon of postprandial acid pocket increase the probability of casting of gastric contents into the esophagus and heartburn development. Modern and safer drugs based on alginic acid provide physiological antireflux effect, displace acid pocket down from lower esophageal sphincter. Thereby they facilitate reflux symptoms of pregnants with heartburn.


Key words: alginates, GERD, heartburn in pregnant women, acid pocket.


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