Pregnancy is a complex physiological condition. For the female body, conceiving and carrying a child is a complete prolonged stress. If the body is healthy, then with external support (with proper nutrition, recommended exercise, etc.) it copes with stress, and the pregnancy is uneventful. Unfortunately, completely healthy people are not as common as we would like, and therefore complications at different stages of carrying a child are quite common.
Perhaps pregnancy can be called a peculiar, but natural method of general diagnostics. Almost all the complications that appear during nine months are the result of certain hidden violations in the woman’s body. Deficiencies in the work of these or other bodies are insignificant enough to almost not manifest themselves in the usual time, but as soon as the pregnant woman’s body gets into conditions under which it is forced to function at the limit of its capabilities, all invisible violations become noticeable.
Amaranth oil in particular and amaranth in general are good helpers at different stages of pregnancy. With different methods of use, they have a different effect on the body of a pregnant woman, so they can be used for complications of a very different nature. Amaranth does not contain substances that may be toxic to the fetus or adversely affect the mother’s body. Repeated studies of the admissibility of amaranth during pregnancy, and absolutely all researchers have confirmed: cold pressed amaranth oil and amaranth grain – a safe product for pregnant women. Reservations were made only about the amount of amaranth used in a certain period of time. But the abuse of any substance, no matter how useful it is, does not benefit in any condition, not only during pregnancy.
A special case in which the use of amaranth is shown is the risk of developing preeclampsia. This is a complex of serious violations in the body of a pregnant woman, which is one of the most frequent causes of maternal mortality. In medical circles, preeclampsia is called “pre-eclampsia,” and the condition itself, which can be fatal, is called eclampsia. Eclampsia develops in the last months, in the interval between the 20th and 34th week of pregnancy. Preeclampsia, or preeclampsia, occurs shortly before this, but the prerequisites for its development begin to form from the first weeks of pregnancy.
Interesting! Many doctors deny the term “preeclampsia”, arguing that there is no such diagnosis. In fact, this condition cannot be called a disease, just as there are no specific drugs that can affect this condition in all cases. That is, talking about the diagnosis is really not always possible, since the diagnosis involves more or less specific treatment. Nevertheless, there are enough characteristic signs on the basis of which some certainty can be made, noting that a gestosis develops in a pregnant woman.
To determine how amaranth will help with preeclampsia, you need to figure out how and why this condition occurs.
Gestosis: from invisible to visible
Gestosis is a condition that can occur only during pregnancy. In fact, this is a violation of the maternal organism’s adaptation to unusual “pregnant” conditions. Therefore, we can say that the prerequisites for the clinical picture that could lead to the death of the mother in the third trimester are laid in the first. Because it cannot be so that in the first trimester the organism adapts to the development of the fetus in it, and in the third it suddenly decided that there is no fetus inside it.
Gestosis develops initially due to impaired blood flow between the mother’s body and the fetus. The uterus receives blood from two arteries – the uterine and ovarian, and the mucous layer of the uterus is supplied by the so-called spiral arteries. In the normal state, in the absence of pregnancy, the number and structure of the spiral arteries are unchanged. But, as soon as conception occurs and a fetus begins to form in the uterus, the spiral arteries are modified to join the structure of the uteroplacental blood flow, which is supposed to nourish the fetus. The uteroplacental blood stream gives the fetus everything: it nourishes it with nutrients, removes toxic products from the placenta that could disturb its development and kill the fetus, protects it from the viruses and toxins that exist in the mother’s body, and performs many other functions. In fact, the fetus lives only due to the uteroplacental blood flow.
The uteroplacental blood stream functions smoothly if the spiral arteries are modified “correctly” and embedded in the structure of the blood supply of the rebyonok-v-utrobe module as intended by nature. That is, as a result of the “correct” and modification and embedding, the vessels of two organisms — mother and child — are easily found, and all substances travel along these vessels quickly and well. But they can be altered incorrectly, with the result that the uteroplacental blood flow will be more or less disturbed.
If it is violated very much or not properly formed, the fetus dies in the first trimester. Many intrauterine deaths and miscarriages are the result of impaired uteroplacental blood flow. If it is not very broken, the fetus continues to grow. In the first two trimesters, the substances and the speed of the blood supply provided by the impaired uteroplacental blood flow are sufficient. But as it grows, it begins to require more and more substances, more and more blood, more and more refined products appear that need to be removed from the placenta, and the impaired blood flow is no longer capable of meeting all its needs.
As a result, the fetus loses a number of vital substances, finds itself in unacceptable conditions for itself and begins to struggle for survival, “demanding” the restoration of blood supply by any means and thereby destroying the mother’s body. As a result, her blood pressure rises, serious edema appears, and protein in the urine is typical symptoms of preeclampsia. If you do not intervene, the fetus will produce its destructive actions further, and eclampsia will occur – an excessive increase in pressure, loss of consciousness and in the worst case, death.
It is good if all this happens closer to week 34: then a caesarean section can be made, since the fetus is already viable by this time. It’s bad if the uteroplacental blood flow is badly disturbed, and the fetus begins to miss the necessary substances by the 20th week, that is, when it’s too early to “get” it from the mother’s body, but it’s impossible to let things happen by chance eclampsia. Therefore, doctors are trying to prevent these conditions from the very beginning of pregnancy.
Causes of abnormal formation of uteroplacental blood flow
The primary cause of preeclampsia, therefore, is maladaptation, disruption of the regulatory mechanisms in the cardiovascular system. In other words, the cardiovascular system cannot ensure the correct modification of the spiral arteries, the formation of uteroplacental blood flow and, as a result, the complete “docking” of the mother’s arteries and fetal vessels. The initial causes of such a breakdown of the mechanisms of regulation in the cardiovascular system may be different, ranging from cardiovascular diseases and photo_846 to the end with impaired blood flow in various organs and tissues. But there are two direct, direct causes: angiospasm and hypovolemia.
Angiospasm is a narrowing of the arterial lumen as a result of excessive and prolonged contraction of the muscles of the vascular wall. That is, due to involuntary contraction of the artery muscles “inwards”, its diameter decreases markedly and the blood, as a result, cannot pass in sufficient quantity, which leads to hypovolemia. Hypovolemia is a violation of the volume of circulating blood, a direct result of angiospasm.
Angiospasm and hypovolemia can occur directly in the genital area of a pregnant woman and affect the formation of uteroplacental blood flow directly. They can occur in other organs – in the kidneys, liver, myocardium, brain, where they lead to ischemia – insufficient blood supply to the organs. Ischemia in the listed organs also indirectly affects the formation of uteroplacental blood flow. For example, in case of kidney ischemia, sodium is required for the formation of blood flow, and myocardial ischemia leads to impaired blood circulation throughout the body, including the uterus.
Important! Even if angiospasms do not lead to such a violation of uteroplacental blood flow, as a result of which gestosis develops, there is still a risk of having a child with developmental disorders. In the best case, if angiospasms are observed in the mother’s body, the child will be born without pronounced pathologies, but weak, anemic, susceptible to various diseases.
Prevention of preeclampsia
The obstetrician-gynecologists of European, American, Australian, New Zealand clinics begin the pre-pregnancy planning phase to reduce the risk of preeclampsia. Now their experience began to be introduced in Ukraine, mainly in private medical institutions specializing in pregnancy management and opposition to complications in pregnant women. There is a risk group – several categories of women in whom preeclampsia may develop more likely than others. These include:
a) primiparous, because their body has not yet encountered the need to form uteroplacental blood flow;
b) women who have had preeclampsia during past pregnancies; PlGin
c) women who had other disorders of uteroplacental blood flow during past pregnancies;
d) women who have diseases of the cardiovascular system;
e) women with impaired liver function;
e) women with renal insufficiency;
g) women with metabolic disorders;
h) women with diabetes;
and) women who are obese.
When planning a pregnancy, all risk factors for the development of preeclampsia are studied and measures are identified that are able to withstand these factors. It is desirable to resolve this issue before conception because in some cases a woman is recommended to drink a course of medicine that partially levels a particular risk factor and is not safe for the fetus, that is, it will not be possible to take this medicine during pregnancy. If there are no specific serious diseases that can be influenced with the help of certain drugs, then the woman is simply given individual recommendations, among which the prevailing observance of a certain life mode, environmental control (air humidity, etc.), dieting, etc.
Amaranth as a counter to the risk factors for the development of preeclampsia
Amaranth oil, when taken regularly, affects the entire body: it is impossible to increase its effect on, say, the heart and block the effect on the liver. Therefore, it is classified as a means of extensive action. Also amaranth oil has a positive effect in almost all disorders that in pregnant women can lead to preeclampsia. It should be noted that the therapeutic effect of amaranth does not depend on the human condition: it has the same positive effect in the absence of pregnancy. However, during pregnancy, it is especially important because:
a) it is not always possible to identify all risk factors for the development of preeclampsia in the body of a particular woman, and amaranth oil influences them regardless of whether they are detected or not;
b) it is completely safe for the mother and the fetus and is in principle one of the safest natural remedies of extensive action during pregnancy (unlike many other herbs and oils, which are safe in the normal state of a person and unsafe in pregnancy).
Therefore, amaranth is a useful product for pregnant women in general, but is separately recommended by doctors for inclusion in the diet of women who are at risk of developing preeclampsia.
In fact, the positive effect of amaranth oil comes down to three of its main “abilities”: cleansing the vascular system and restoring normal blood flow in all vessels, from the main to the peripheral; speeding up the metabolism; hepatoprotective action. The latter is relevant only in those cases where the risk factor for the development of preeclampsia is liver failure or other abnormalities of the liver. Basically amaranth oil opposes the development of preeclampsia insofar as it restores and stabilizes the blood supply in all organs. Thereby, the risk of angiospasm throughout the body is noticeably reduced, and as a result, the risk of impaired formation of uteroplacental blood flow due to angiospasm is also reduced.
Stabilization of the vascular system with amaranth oil
Amaranth oil includes two components with which the vascular system is purified: phytosterols and squalene. It also contains a large amount of other healthy fats – phospholipids and free fatty acids, the benefits of which for pregnant women (and not only) will be discussed below.
Phytosterols are fats – “antipodes” of cholesterol. All of them belong to the class of sterols, as their name implies, and for this reason they interact easily. In some cases, phytosterols and cholesterols combine, but when it comes to cleaning vessels, they act in exactly the opposite way. Cholesterols are hard, dense, poorly absorbable fats. They are necessary for the body to seal virtually all tissues: largely due to cholesterol, the internal organs are not damaged if a person bumps into something, falls, jumps and performs other actions, as a result of which a certain physical force affects the internal organs. The problem is that the average person consumes such fats much more than the body needs. This is especially true for sweet teeth, lovers of convenience foods, animal lovers of fats and various cheap food, which is cheap precisely because the fats used in it are characterized by excessive density, hardness and harmfulness.
The body, as a result, has no idea where to put such an excess of cholesterol, and simply does not “take” them from the blood into which they are absorbed in the stomach, because it has nowhere to take them. As a result, the remaining “not in ateroskleroz_indexdel” cholesterol, lumping in lumps (do not forget: dense, solid and fat), are deposited on the walls of the vessels along which they move. This is how atherosclerotic plaques form. They reduce the lumen of blood vessels, blood flows through the vessels worse, there is a violation of the blood supply to various organs, microcirculation in the peripheral vessels is disturbed, because even large vessels do not always have enough blood – what about small ones? Results may be different. If a person’s blood itself is thick, blood clots can form due to reduced blood flow. Blood pressure is disturbed, which we all know under the names “hypertension” and “hypotension” (hypertension and hypotension as an option). The heart muscle also receives less blood, which increases the risk of heart attack. It is fraught with many other cardiovascular diseases. And if atherosclerotic plaques have formed in a particular place in large numbers, then the above-mentioned angiospasm can happen there simply because of the lack of oxygen. That is why women with diabetes and obesity are at risk.
Phytosterols compared to cholesterol are lighter, faster, more active. And they “know how” to break down cholesterol even when they get stuck in atherosclerotic plaques. Of course, it will take some time to cleave all cholesterol formations in the vessels. That is why amaranth oil is recommended to start taking at the planning stage of pregnancy – so that by the time of conception, excess cholesterol is broken down and removed from the body and the vascular system is already more or less stable.
Its stable functioning contributes, along with phytosterols, squalene. Once in the blood vessels, it oxygenates the blood and thereby accelerates blood circulation. Due to the rapid blood flow, in turn, blood pressure is stabilized, and as a result, the blood begins to fully get to where the blood supply was broken. In particular, in peripheral vessels. Peripheral kislorodos vessels throw it back into the trunk in a larger volume, and the blood circulation structure is stabilized. It also stabilizes in the uterus, which significantly reduces the risk of improper insertion of the spiral arteries into the uteroplacental blood flow system.
Ischemia and many other cardiovascular diseases develop due to impaired blood microcirculation in peripheral vessels, impaired blood supply, blood flow imbalance, reduced blood flow, destabilization of pressure and, as already mentioned, the appearance of atherosclerotic plaques. Angiospasm can result from almost any disorder associated with the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Amaranth oil, eliminating the primary causes of disease, thus reducing the risk of angiospasms, which can lead to preeclampsia. The risk of the development of other disorders, as a result of which the spiral arteries would not be able to integrate properly into the uteroplacental blood flow system, is also reduced. Such causes include imbalance in blood flow between the spiral arteries and peripheral vessels in the endometrium, and many others. For the reasons listed above, amaranth oil is indicated for women at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Stabilization of metabolism with amaranth oil
Simultaneously with phytosterols and squalene, when taking amaranth oil, such substances as phospholipids and free fatty acids act. Phytosterols directly affect the metabolism almost no effect. But phospholipids, free fatty acids and squalene – very much influence.
Before atherosclerotic plaques begin to form, the body absorbs a maximum of cholesterol – everything that it can absorb. If, in addition to cholesterol, a person consumes a lot of carbohydrates of a certain variety (and they are most often present in the diet at the same time), cells begin to form in which the body stores energy. In the mirror, they look like extra pounds on the stomach, sides, and then on other parts of the body (the body no longer knows where to put them off). Fatty cells of the body of the body 2 means that the phytosterols, and hence the plant in the body enters catastrophically little. And this, in turn, means that in the absence of vegetable unsaturated fats, the body forms new tissue cells from cholesterol and other saturated fats.
This affects the metabolic rate directly. Cholesterols are, as we remember, fats hard and dense, and therefore the cell walls formed from them are also hard and dense. And many substances pass through them with difficulty. Naturally, the metabolic rate in such conditions falls.
Phospholipids are unsaturated fats, of which ideally the cell walls should consist of not less than 70%. The body, of course, knows this, and as soon as phospholipids begin to enter the body, it immediately rejects cholesterol as a building material and “takes” phospholipids. New cells are already formed more elastic, permeable, substances through them begin to pass much faster. Old cells die off, and if you maintain the required amount of phospholipids in the diet, most tissues will gradually be renewed and the metabolism in them will stabilize.
Free fatty acids and squalene
Free fatty acids and squalene also contribute to this. Both of these substances are extremely active biologically, that is, they are combined with practically any molecules with which they can unite. Free fatty acids, by the way, that is why they are called free. Getting from the blood into the extracellular space, they immediately begin to interact with any suitable substances. And if the permeability of cells is high enough, they speed up the metabolism, “taking” from the cells those molecules with which they can unite.
As a result, amaranth oil reduces the risk of preeclampsia for reasons related to the violation of both the metabolism of certain substances and the metabolism in general.
Thus, it becomes clear how amaranth oil can help women who are at risk for such factors as cardiovascular diseases, liver dysfunction (here the amaranth’s hepatoprotective effect comes to the rescue, read more in the material “Amaranth – protection of the body from poisons and toxic drugs ”), metabolic disorders, the presence of diabetes, the presence of overweight.
Amaranth and other factors
Not quite clear is the issue of renal failure. The fact is that it can occur for very different reasons. In some cases, amaranth oil can reduce the risk of preeclampsia due to kidney problems, in some – not. For example, often renal failure occurs as a result of high blood pressure. High pressure is harmful, in particular, because it “crushes” on small vessels in various organs. For the kidneys and liver, this is especially detrimental, because capillaries in them damaged due to excessive pressure disrupt filtration processes. As a result, there are liver and renal failure. Amaranth oil, when taken regularly, can stabilize blood pressure according to the scheme described above. Also amaranth has a fast-healing effect and is able to restore blood vessels in a short time, which, in turn, will lead to a stable functioning of the kidneys.
However, for example, if renal failure developed as a secondary disease as a result of diabetes, amaranth will not help. Here it is necessary to affect the primary disease and restore the level of sugar in the blood, the excess of which provoked a violation of the kidneys.
Also, renal failure can be provoked by pyelonephritis, mainly chronic (because acute pyelonephritis is a condition that few people can tolerate for a long time, so it can be cured quickly). Here amaranth can help due to the anti-inflammatory, and in fact – all that regenerating effect. It quickly restores damaged, inflamed tissue and, thus, contributes to the elimination of renal failure resulting from inflammation.
As for other risk factors, it is possible to determine the efficiency of amaranth oil only in each individual case and it is impossible – as a whole.
For example, in women who have already experienced preeclampsia and even eclampsia during the first pregnancy, in the process of the second these conditions may or may not develop. In the second case, the body, roughly speaking, itself understands its mistakes, and the uteroplacental blood stream functions as expected. Most often, the “besbestosny” second pregnancy after the first “gestosis” happens when it was difficult to determine the causes of the first gestosis. That is, there were no obvious diseases that could provoke the development of preeclampsia, but for some reason the body simply could not adapt to the birth of the fetus. This also happens.
But if preeclampsia developed on the background of certain diseases, or at least there were diseases that could theoretically provoke it, the likelihood of repeated preeclampsia in the presence of the same diseases is very high. In other words, if the vascular structure fails to form properly due to impaired pressure or blood supply, it will not be able to form properly until pressure and blood supply allow it to do so. In these cases, in the presence of pronounced diseases and prescribed a course of appropriate drugs before conception. If there are no pronounced diseases, then the violation is not very significant, and therefore eliminated by less harmful means, among which amaranth oil is on the list of leaders. It is prescribed even when an unplanned pregnancy happens and to take a course of medication for preeclampsia that has not yet developed – it means unduly harming the fetus. In many cases, amaranth helps without a medical specialty course.
The same applies to other disorders of uteroplacental blood flow. If they appear due to specific diseases, then you first need to cure the disease, and only then plan the child. And if they have developed against the background of some hidden processes that modern medicine cannot determine, it is necessary to manage with common means, such as amaranth.
Important! Amaranth in particular, and compliance with the diet as a whole will not help when the preeclampsia reached the final stretch, that is, its symptoms began to appear in the third trimester. In the case of a characteristic clinical picture of preeclampsia (high pressure, protein in the urine, edema), a pregnant woman should be given drugs that control her condition and be hospitalized to prevent the development of eclampsia. As a rule, at this moment the question of the admissibility of a caesarean section is already being resolved. To prevent the development of preeclampsia amaranth is recommended to take from the moment of conception.
Reception of amaranth pregnant and preeclampsia: statistics
As for statistics, it is next. Preeclampsia and subsequent eclampsia are one of the most common causes of maternal and perinatal (intrauterine) mortality. Of all the women who died as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, 18% died due to eclampsia. Almost half of the children who died in the womb of the mother died because of preeclampsia, or rather, because the vital placenta did not receive vital substances as a result of impaired uteroplacental blood flow.
Women at risk who plan pregnancy taking into account the risk of developing preeclampsia safely bear the fetus more than 5 times more often than women who were at risk but not 1461426553_23638552 took care of this issue. Women at risk who did not plan the child, but began to take measures to prevent the development of preeclampsia, successfully nursed him 3.5 times more often than women who are at risk and did not take any measures. One of the American clinics in New York conducted a long multi-year experiment that began in 2004 and ended two years ago. According to him, women from the risk group, in the diet of which amaranth oil was included in the period from the 1st week of pregnancy to the 3rd, successfully carried the child in 77% of cases. In 22% of cases, the clinical picture characteristic of preeclampsia appeared by the very end of pregnancy, when it was possible to do a cesarean section without fear. Only in 1% of cases, preeclampsia developed on the 20-25th week, threatened with eclampsia and required serious medical intervention. There were no deaths among both mothers and children. Women, in whose diet amaranth oil was not included, safely hatched a child in 45% of cases. In 24%, gestosis developed by the end of pregnancy and a cesarean section was made. In other cases, the woman was kept in the hospital until there was an opportunity to make a cesarean. There were no cases of death among mothers, but the fetus did not survive until Caesarean in 4 cases.
Against the background of these data, as well as the obvious effect of the components of amaranth oil on the body, its inclusion in the diet of pregnant women who are at risk is highly appropriate. It will not cause any damage to the mother’s body, or to the developing fetal organism, but it seems that in many cases it can prevent unpleasant consequences.
Be healthy – with amaranth!