Is It Safe to Consume Electrolyte Drinks During Pregnancy

Published : May 12, 2021
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    Electrolyte Drinks During Pregnancy - Fast&Up

    Pregnancy is a wonderful experience; however, it comes with its own share of problems. Some of the most common experiences of pregnant women are morning sickness and dehydration.

    Mild dehydration can be quickly reversed and treated efficiently without harming the fetes, by electrolyte drinks such as ORS.

    ORS, that is, Oral Rehydration Solution is a liquid formulation composed of electrolytes and can be safely and effectively consumed by everyone, including pregnant women in case of excessive fluid loss, loss of electrolytes and dehydration. ORS is richly supplied with sodium, potassium, chlorides, glucose, and other important salts required by the body.

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    When consumed in appropriate quantity, it helps replenish the lost electrolytes and fluids and promotes rehydration. ORS can also be used for pregnant women having diarrheic and vomiting. Small, regular sips at proper intervals work well in such cases.

    Osmosis is the phenomenon wherein the salts and other molecules tend to draw water into the bloodstream and increase the rate of rehydration. Water is deficient in electrolytes. Hence, drinking only water does not treat dehydration entirely. Electrolyte drinks are specifically formulated with the exact ratio of salts, sugars and electrolytes as required by the body. It is the perfect balance of electrolytes that hydrates the body faster than water alone. Consult your doctor about the dosage that must be taken.

    Pregnant women can choose to opt for an oral rehydration solution as it is absolutely safe, fast acting, and is cheap. It does not cause any adverse effects on the fetes. It can be taken as a part of your daily rehydration routine.

    It tastes pleasing and is a special combination of salts and sugars in the essential proportions, required for instant rehydration and energy.

    Thus, as soon as the symptoms of dehydration are observed, a pregnant woman can start taking oral rehydration solution after consultation with the physician.

    It will quickly help replenish electrolytes lost due to vomiting or diarrheic, or for less severe dehydration caused in case of excessive sweating. It helps fulfil the body’s requirements of fluids and minerals, manage dehydration and increases fluid retention.

    Vaishnavi Gadi
    Women Health & Nutrition

    Vaishnavi is passionate about health and nutrition supplements. She takes serious efforts to update her knowledge about health and wellness, especially women health requirements. She writes article... Read More

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