Bronchial asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases that worsens the condition of pregnant women. According to statistics, annually from five to nine percent of pregnant women have complications due to bronchial asthma. And besides, this indicator is growing rapidly. Most often this phenomenon occurs in women who have a low social status, mainly among African Americans.
Asthma and statistics in pregnant women
In recent years, the number of pregnant women with symptoms of asthma has more than doubled. Given the fact that asthma is one of the most dangerous pathologies during pregnancy, this indicator is very scary. The process of the course of the disease during pregnancy is affected by a large number of different factors, under the influence of which the patient’s condition can both improve and worsen.
As practice shows, to predict the development of bronchial asthma during pregnancy is almost impossible. The situation is as follows: a third of cases do without changing the condition of the woman, another third – with its deterioration, and the last third with improvement. Therefore, it is impossible to make any reliable forecasts, and even more so, to carry out a certain treatment of bronchial asthma before pregnancy.
Asthma and the gestation period
Basically, asthma, which proceeds easily, tends to improve during pregnancy. A woman at times increases the risk of an attack, even if they have not been there for more than five past years. Of course, this is possible only if the girl follows an appropriate diet and leads a healthy lifestyle.
Often attacks of bronchial asthma begin in pregnant women who are at 24-36 weeks. At an earlier or later date, the disease rarely manifests itself, the same applies to childbirth itself.
However, there is one paradoxical fact: at a later stage, bronchial asthma manifests itself much more easily than at an earlier stage. Statistics show that more than 3/4 of all pregnant women with asthma, after a quarter of a year, return to their previous state, without much damage to the body. Unfortunately, the risk of developing chronic bronchial asthma in a newborn baby is quite high, and can sometimes reach 50%. It also depends on whether the baby’s father suffers from asthma.