A 37-year-old female asked:
i've been waking up from sleep with high blood pressure episodes153/93 that last 10mins. i have wpw. but this was not a normal episode.
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Cardiology 33 years experience
Sleep Disorder?: Does this happen only at night? Is this happening only when you wake in the morning, or in the middle of the night? If your blood pressure during the day is completely normal, you should consider an evaluation for sleep disturbance. Do you feel sleepy during the day? It might be as simple as a dream that stirs your adrenaline and temporarily raises your blood pressure. Check with your doctor!
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Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a health food store does not mean that it is safe. It is never advisable under any circumstances to give an infant a sleep aide whether it be by prescription or over the counter.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy.
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc....
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A 25-year-old female asked:
My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 20, 2018
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