International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C (2019)
Effects of ginger and vitamin B6 on pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting
Umar Ali Amjad, Dr. Abid Aslam Maan, Anam Latif, Zeeshan Akram, Asna Zahid and Sana Arif
The intention of current research was to estimate the efficiency of vitamin B6 and ginger against nausea and vomiting in expecting females.
Study design:Thirty four expecting females, who had nausea and vomiting, with a gestational age of <17 weeks were included in this study. Pregnant women having other medical disorders that might be associated with these symptoms were excluded in this study. Patients were distributed in 6 groups (T0, T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5) each containing 5 pregnant females who were receiving ginger, B6 and their specific combinations. Two free estimation scales utilized to evaluate the nausea: Likert’s scale for vomiting and visual simple scale for nausea. The values were noted before study for baseline and each following day of study. Variance of post-treatment and baseline scores for nausea and vomiting were calculated for groups during 15 days of study. Follow-up and assembling of data took 13 to 14 weeks.
Results: Thirty patients returned to follow-up out of thirty four. There were a considerable reduction in the average of post-therapy minus baseline nausea score in T3 and T4 groups with vomiting score from 2.80±1.64 to 0.20±0.44 and 2.60±1.30 to 0.60±0.54 respectively, (p≤0.001). There was also significant decrease in the mean number of vomiting episodes in T1 and T5 groups with nausea score from 7.60±0.54 to 1.20±0.44 and 7.20±1.48 to 0.60±0.54 respectively, (p≤0.001). While the rest of the treatments also reduced the frequency of vomiting and severity of nausea but their difference did not reach the level of statistical significance.
Conclusion: For handling vomiting and nausea in gestation ginger and B6 both were efficient. Moreover, the combinations of B6 and ginger were more effective than vitamin B6 and ginger alone.
How to cite this article:
Umar Ali Amjad, Dr. Abid Aslam Maan, Anam Latif, Zeeshan Akram, Asna Zahid and Sana Arif. Effects of ginger and vitamin B6 on pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(1): 174-178.