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Episode Info:

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:

  • h.pylori infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • High levels of HCG
  • Molar pregnancy
  • 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 pregnancy and maximize your health prior. Find out if you have any deficiencies.

To get in touch with Dr. Joseph Sgroi:

Website: http://www.drjoseph.com.au/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJosephSgroi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJosephSgroi

 

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