So WHY Do You Have Rhinitis of Pregnancy?

Cause of Pregnancy Rhinitis

Why? It’s Those Pesky Hormones

Cause of Pregnancy Rhinitis: Hormones of Pregnancy Nasal Congestion During Pregnancy Rhinitis

Causes of Pregnancy Rhinitis

By dramatically increasing blood vessel growth, these surging hormone levels help prepare your placenta to supply nutrients to your growing fetus. They also affect the tiny blood vessels – the capillaries – in the nasal lining, causing engorgement.

The result?

Stuffy nose, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through your nose.

In other words:

Rhinitis of Pregnancy.

That doesn’t mean that you have a “runny nose”, although that may be part of Rhinitis of Pregnancy. But it definitely means that you have a stuffy nose!

Nasal congestion.

These three major hormones of pregnancy – human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), protesterone, and the estrogens – affect each woman’s nose a little differently.

Some women seem to experience Rhinitis of Pregnancy in the first trimester during the surge of HCG. Other women seem to be fine during that phase, but suffer during the second or third trimester as progesterone and the estrogen levels climb.

There are even an unfortunate few who suffer (really suffer) from Rhinitis of Pregnancy during all three trimesters.

Swelling of the nasal lining can close off the openings to the sinuses. That can result in sinusitis.

Treating Sinusitis During Pregnancy is Challenging

You do NOT want to have sinusitis during pregnancy, due to the limitations of using medications during pregnancy.

Therefore, it is important that you do what you can to reduce the swelling from your Rhinitis of Pregnancy. 

Start here for managing your Rhinitis of Pregnancy, and avoid sinusitis.

Also keep a lookout for the Rhinitis of Pregnancy eBook, coming soon.

Thanks for visiting.

____________________

  1. More articles on Rhinitis of Pregnancy:

  1. When Your Allergic Rhinitis is NOT Allergic: http://www.boogordoctor.com/when-your-allergic-rhinitis-is-not-allergic/
  2. Pregnancy Rhinitis: Allergic or Something Else? http://www.boogordoctor.com/rhinitis-of-pregnancy-allergic-rhinitis-or-something-else/
  3. Rhinitis of Pregnancy 3.0: http://www.boogordoctor.com/rhinitis-of-pregnancy-3-0/
  4. Rhinitis of Pregnancy: Common Myths: http://www.boogordoctor.com/rhinitis-of-pregnancy-common-myths/

______________________________________

Hi, I’m Russell Faust, author of this medical education blog.

Russell Faust, PhD, MD boogordoctor

Let me know what topics are important to you and your child’s respiratory health.

Join the conversation by leaving a comment / reply below, or email me any time.

Thanks for visiting, see you here later.

In invite you to subscribe to this blog (it’s FREE).

Be sure to type in your best email address (the one that you actually use).  You will then receive an email with a “confirmation link” – click on that link to get weekly updates from this blog in your email.

It’s free, it’s convenient, it’s an easy way to stay up-to-date on information to keep you and your family healthy.  You can un-subscribe at any time.

Stay informed.

Stay healthy.

Until next time, remember … you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose (unless you’re a boogor doctor ;~D)

 

Speak Your Mind

*