Priority 11 from the Hyperemesis Gravidarum PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How can symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum, other than vomiting, be effectively treated? For example the nausea, excessive saliva, extreme sense of smell and fatigue. (JLA PSP Priority 11)
|JLA question ID
|Not available for this PSP
Some prevalance studies on ptyalism (excessive salivation) identified. No discussion of other symptoms in guidelines
|Health Research Classification System category
|Reproductive health and childbirth
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Is there an effective treatment for ptyalism? ~ Is there anything to reduce the excess saliva that comes hand in hand with HG? ~ One of the most distressing symptoms of HG for many women is the heightened sense of smell. Is there a medical way to target that symptom in particular? ~ The sickness and nausea is obviously a big part of HG. But how do we treat the less talked about effects including extreme tiredness, no energy, headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, confusion, being unable to stand/endure movement or motion/listen to conversations/music without feeling like you are going to be sick or faint? ~ How can the other symptoms be reduced (i.e. smell sensitivity, excessive saliva, extreme fatigue, recurring UTIs). ~ Is there a way to control the extreme sensitivity to smell, which causes so much agony? ~ Is there anything that can be done to dull the extremely heightened sense of smell that a lot of HG patients suffer with? As I honestly think it would have helped with the severity of the constant nausea in my case.
|Patients x 34 ~ Healthcare professionals x 2 ~ Carers x 2 ~ Offspring x 3
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|65 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|9 October 2019