What causes morning sickness in pregnant women? Unknown to many women, morning sickness affects men too, and not just pregnant men, or men whose wives are pregnant but it may affect young men and boys who are nowhere near marriage leave alone pregnancy. Men suffer from morning sickness too, and its no joke!
Now, morning sickness is no joke. Those who have been pregnant before will appreciate the agony of morning sickness which words alone may not conclusively express. It’s not a disorder that will last for a day or two, but a kind of sickness that may last the entire pregnancy from conception to parturition. Unknown to many women, men do suffer from morning sickness too and it is agonizing for them as well if not more than it does to the woman.
What causes Morning sickness?
The main cause of morning sickness is a rise in the concentration of two major hormones during pregnancy: the hormones Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and Estrogen. Unknown to most people these hormones are not exclusive to women, and I repeat, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and Estrogen are not exclusive to women!
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is essential in the synthesis of sperms and stimulates the interstitial cells of leydig to synthesize testosterone. If the same hormone is responsible for morning sickness in females, why not in males!
Signs and symptoms of morning sickness
Morning sickness is a collection of signs and symptoms that affect more than half of all pregnant women especially in the mornings during the first trimester. These symptoms include nausea, incessant vomiting, and persistent headache and also fever. Other signs and symptoms of morning sickness include indigestion, weight gain, constipation, diarrhea, headaches and toothaches. There can also be an increase or decrease in appetite, mood swings, itchy skin and insomnia.
Morning sickness signs and symptoms have for long been presented in some men whose wives are pregnant, meaning they too could be having it at the same time. Unlike pregnant women whose morning sickness is mainly confined to the first trimester and reduces in severity as the pregnancy progresses, men who suffer morning sickness may never know peace irrespective of the gestational status of their wives.
Some younger men and even boys have also been reported to suffer from morning sickness!
How to control morning sickness in you and your man
Ginger ale, ginger tea and ginger capsules are an amazing remedy for morning sickness. Also useful in controlling morning sickness are salted crackers made from potatoes and other carbohydrates, eating, sucking and sniffing lemon and also using vitamin B6.