morning sickness

Morning Sickness & Hyperemesis Gravidarum

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Platt Wellness|Tags: , |

HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM It is not unusual for pregnant women to experience morning sickness during the first three months of pregnancy. This nausea and vomiting is caused by estrogen when progesterone, the hormone that normally blocks the effects of estrogen, is inadequate. At the start of the second trimester, the placenta starts putting out large amounts of progesterone, which normally eliminates the nausea and vomiting. However, some women continue to vomit through their entire pregnancy, a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum. Not being a gynecologist, I have not seen women in my practice at the time they exhibited this condition. [...]

The “New” Morning Sickness Pill

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: |

Many people probably remember thalidomide which was a popular sleeping pill prescribed for pregnant women starting in the 1940's because it was touted to help with morning sickness. It was eventually removed from the market after it had resulted in thousands of babies being born with skeletal abnormalities such as only having hands  without arms attached to their shoulders (a condition called focomyelia). In 1956, a drug was introduced called Bendectin, and again used for morning sickness. It was a combination of two drugs, doxylamine and pyridoxine. Unfortunately, this drug resulted in many, if not more, of the same side effects [...]

Adrenaline Series #6

April 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adrenaline and Vomiting I get nauseated a lot which prevents me from eating breakfast.  Any suggestions? -S.M. in Rancho Mirage-Dear S.M., Welcome to the world of too much adrenaline.  Adrenaline is a powerful hormone which can have significant effects on the GI tract such as IBS, and it can certainly cause nausea and vomiting. You may have heard of performers who have to vomit before they go on stage.  Many people before giving speeches get nauseated.  There is a condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome in children manifested by protracted vomiting when they get excited, often requiring hospitalization.  Again, the [...]