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9 Big Mistakes Every Woman Must Avoid During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the most sensitive time in a woman’s life. She need to take care of her in this period. Long working hours, fast-food and un-hygienic diet is not only bad for woman, but also their baby. We have here compiled some of the common but big mistakes that are committed by pregnant woman, and must be avoided for their sound pregnancy and also for their baby to be healthy.

1. Long gaps between meals

Pregnant woman should not skip their meals. They should take meals about three to five times a day, The diet should be rich in proteins like eggs, and crude vegetables for proper growth of their fetus.

2. Snacking senselessly

Yes, we do agree that almost all woman are fond of fast foods like burger, pizza, street food etc. But hey, you have to maintain patience for 9 months, as now you are also eating for your upcoming baby. Just straight avoid to the junk foods as much as possible.

3. Intake of caffeine

Caffeine is very well known of increasing the risk of miscarriage or causing low birth weight in baby. So, just try to relish more of decaffeinated coffee and tea, fruit juices and fruit tea.

4. Insufficient intake of water

During pregnancy, inadequate intake of drinking water may cause serious complications. Doctors suggest stringly that pregnant women should increase their total water intake by an additional 700 ml/day during breastfeeding and 300 ml/day during amid pregnancy .

5. Lack of sleep

You should keep a check if you are taking proper sleep or not. Doctors suggest that a sleep of 10-11 hours is must for pregnant woman.

6. Physically inactive

In your busy life, you may not get time for working out, but sauntering around your daily work area may cause blood clusters, varicose veins and also inflammation in legs. Avoid all strenuous activities or any heavy weight lifting, just basic activities and yoga can prove quiet beneficial during your pregnancy.

7. Exposure to passive smoking

Do you know that passive smoking is as much harmful as real smoking? so, just avoid going to any smoking area nearby. Latent smoking can lead to serious problems like failed labour, low weight birth, premature birth and unexpected new-born child demise.

8. Liquor

Just straight NO to liqor during pregnancy. Even a little amount of it cause fetal liquor disorder, and might prompt hindrance in cerebral growth or other birth abnormalities.

9. Wearing seat belt in wrong way

Pregnancy is the most special time for women. Expectant working moms should take precautions while driving and they should never avoid wearing the seat belt. Most significantly, they should wear seat belt in just the right manner, which means the seat belt has to be positioned differently as incorrect use of it can definitely hurt baby in case any unexpected accident happens. The correct way to wear it is to take belt under the baby bump &  not across the middle. The belt should pass just flat across the thighs & tight up against your hip bone with belt between your chest.

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Usual triggers of Schizophrenia

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The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown. Research suggests a combination of physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors can make a person prone to developing the condition.

Some people may be prone to schizophrenia, and a stressful or emotional life event might trigger a psychotic episode. However, it’s not known why some people develop symptoms while others don’t.



 Things that increase the chances of schizophrenia developing include:Genetics

Schizophrenia tends to run in families, but no single gene is proved to be responsible. It’s more likely that different combinations of genes make people more vulnerable to the condition. However, having these genes doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll develop schizophrenia.

Evidence that the disorder is partly inherited comes from studies of twins. Identical twins share the same genes. If one twin develops schizophrenia, the other twin has a one in two chance of developing it, too. This is true even if they’re raised separately unlike in the case of unidentical twins.

While this is higher than in the general population, where the chance is about 1 in 100, it suggests genes aren’t the only factor influencing the development of schizophrenia.

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Brain development

Studies of people with schizophrenia have shown there are subtle differences in the structure of their brains. These changes aren’t seen in everyone with schizophrenia and can occur in people who don’t have a mental illness. But they suggest schizophrenia may partly be a disorder of the brain.

Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemicals that carry messages between brain cells. There is a connection between neurotransmitters and schizophrenia because drugs that alter the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain are known to relieve some of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Research suggests schizophrenia may be caused by a change in the level of two neurotransmitters: dopamine and serotonin. Some studies indicate an imbalance between the two may be the basis of the problem. Others have found a change in the body’s sensitivity to the neurotransmitters is part of the cause of schizophrenia.

Pregnancy and birth complications

Research has shown people who develop schizophrenia are more likely to have experienced complications before and during their birth, such as: low birth weight, premature labor, lack of oxygen (asphyxia) during birth

Stress triggers

Triggers are things that can cause schizophrenia to develop in people who are at risk. The main psychological triggers of schizophrenia are stressful life events, such as: bereavement, losing your job or home, divorce, end of a relationship, physical, sexual or emotional abuse

These kinds of experiences, although stressful, don’t cause schizophrenia. However, they can trigger its development in someone already vulnerable to it.

Drug abuse

Drugs don’t directly cause schizophrenia, but studies have shown drug misuse increases the risk of developing schizophrenia or a similar illness. Certain drugs, particularly cannabis , cocaine, LSD or amphetamines, may trigger symptoms of schizophrenia in people who are susceptible.

Three major studies have shown teenagers under 15 who use cannabis regularly, especially “skunk” and other more potent forms of the drug, are up to four times more likely to develop schizophrenia by the age of 26.

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Quick rise in young people with Type 2 diabetes is alarming

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Hundreds of young people are being treated for Type 2 diabetes, a 41% rise in just four years.

The condition occurs when the body cannot make enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

It is often linked to obesity and is most commonly seen in adults, where it can lead to a range of health problems such as heart disease and strokes.

Some 715 people under the age of 25 received treatment for the disease in England and Wales during 2016/17 and 78.6% of them were obese.

The number of cases is up from the 507 registered in 2013/14, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

But the true number may be much higher, as the RCPCH recorded only those young people being treated in paediatric units, not by a GP.

Professor Russell Viner, president of the RCPCH, said: “A rise in Type 2 diabetes of this magnitude is alarming and shows that the childhood obesity epidemic is starting to bite.

“It’s also concerning that we might not be seeing the full picture.”

The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said more support was needed, especially for obese children and ethnic minorities, as almost half of those treated in 2016/17 were black or Asian.

Izzi Seccombe, chairwoman of the LGA’s community wellbeing board, said: “These figures are a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face.”

She called for “urgent action”, saying: “Type 2 diabetes can be a lifelong debilitating illness and these figures will only multiply if we delay.

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