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Pregnant, palpitations after eating, headaches. Ketone urine level test taken. Cause of worry?

Hi, I am 35 weeks pregnant, no health issues. For the past 3 weeks I have been having palpitations after I eat, and my ketone urine level is at 80 mg/dL. I also keep having headaches . Is there any immediate risk to me or the baby? I am going to see my doctor tomorrow. I have phone the midwife but they don t seem concerned.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Palpitations are commonly encuntered in pregnancy due to hormonal changes.They can be due to stress, anxiety ,excitement, intake of caffein ,vigorous physical activity.
In your case probably they are caused after eating heavy meals that are rich in carbohydrates, sugar, or fat. Sometimes eating foods with high levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or sodium can bring them on.
The problem could be food sensitivity. Keeping a food diary can help you identify which foods to avoid.
You must also get investigated for thyroid hormones, a blood sugar level, anemia, low blood pressure, fever, and dehydration .
Finding out the cause will help to solve the problem.
There is no immediate risk to u or your baby, but this can be treated.
All the best

Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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