Dr. Joseph Sgroi was talking about Hyperemesis Gravidarum on twitter recently and we chatted (tweeted? Twittered?) about a few different things related to that, so I thought it would be fun to have him on to talk about what he sees in his practice in Melbourne, Australia.
In this episode:
Urinary tract infections
High levels of HCG
Thyrotoxicosis: Here is an article that explains it better. It's worth getting your thyroid hormone levels checked as being hyper and hypo can cause problems for you and the baby.
Mutations at the hCG receptors and of the hormone itself, possibly.
Misfiring could over-stimulate the thyroid
No tests to predict this, unfortunately.
Progesterone and Estrogen could also contribute to HG
Can't smell, can't get HG? (Does anyone have any anecdotes about that?)
Possible helps: REST, modify foods, acupressure, medication, being proactive, ginger (there are studies, as we know), zinc, hospitalizations
Important to plan for pregnanc