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Physiological problems faced by pregnant women
Read the following information which serves as an introduction to this activity: The following are examples of physiological problems faced by some pregnant Pregnancy-induced hypertension
Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure. It is the most common blood pressure disorder during pregnancy. The kidneys and the liver can sometimes be affected. Moreover, blood clotting system may also be disturbed. Varicose veins
Varicose veins appear as a result of the stretching and bulging of the veins under the skin. It is common among pregnant women as the blood flow in the legs becomes much slower. This is due to the effect of one of the female sex hormones (progesterone), which causes the veins to dilate. In addition, the weight of the womb pressing on the blood vessels in the abdomen can also lead to Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis refers to a condition in which a blood clot forms in a large vein in a muscle. Such clot is caused by the slow blood flow and increased clotting tendency of the blood during pregnancy. The formation of a clot in a deep vein is usually not a serious problem. However, if part of the clot breaks off and travels to the lung, the clot may block circulation and hinder the ventilation mechanism, thereby Pregnancy-induced diabetes
Pregnancy-induced diabetes occurs when pregnant women develop high blood glucose levels. This happens when additional hormones produced by the placenta have an anti-insulin effect. If the body does not produce enough insulin to compensate this effect, diabetes will occur. This condition can bring harmful effects to the Anaemia is common among pregnant women due to the demand of the developing baby on the mother’s vitamin and iron stores. Anaemia is caused by a deficiency in
† Further Investigation
Search for more information on the body changes and physiological problems induced by pregnancy. And also note the precautions should be taken by pregnant women.
† Pamphlet Design
Based on the passage and your findings, design a pamphlet for pregnant women. In the pamphlet, introduce some physiological problems commonly faced by pregnant



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