Problems during pregnancy

Enriching the diet with supplements based on antioxidant vitamins and L-Arginine, allows many women to enjoy a problem free pregnancy, without the fear of pre-eclampsia. This complication (also known as gestosis) affects many future mums and happens after the 20th week of gestation. This problem involves increased blood pressure and increased proteins in the urine.

Many classifications have been made of hypertensive syndromes in pregnancy. The most in-depth and widely used is the classification of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program which defines two groups of high blood pressure:

First group

Second group

Induced forms of pregnancy

Chronic forms pre-existing the pregnancy or found before the 20th week

Gestational hypertension

Pre-eclampsia

Eclampsia

HELLP syndrome

Gestational hypertension

Gestational hypertension is when the increased pressure is found after the 20th week of pregnancy in previously normotensive women, in the absence of other systemic signs.

Pre-eclampsia

This problem is when the pressure increase is found after the 20th week of pregnancy in previously normotensive women, and is accompanied by proteinuria of around 0.3 g/l in a 24-hour sample.

Eclampsia

Eclampsia is when the classic symptoms associated with seizures occur.

HELLP syndrome

HELLP syndrome refers to Haemolysis (destruction of red blood cells), Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelets.

Why Zentrum

The Nitric Oxide synthesised by the Arginine in Zentrum, alongside a correct diet, supports the body’s vasodilation and counters platelet aggregation. Supplementation of Arginine in pregnancy, accompanied by antioxidant vitamins, is a simple and economic intervention that can be very helpful in preventing pre-eclampsia and good for the health of mother and child.

Before undergoing treatment it is always appropriate to consult a specialist, so that together you can decide on the timescales and methods.

Contraindications

The use of arginine is contraindicated for persons who frequently experience outbreaks of herpes virus. The L-arginine amino acid can reactivate episodes of that strain of virus.