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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What causes pregnancy induced goiter?

What causes pregnancy induced goiter?

Stress: Pregnancy puts a stress on your entire body, including your thyroid. It can bring out mild deficiencies that lead to thyroid enlargement (goiter). In addition, immune mechanisms can lead to inflammation and thyroid enlargement. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

No: Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia. Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure for the fetus and seizures with heart failure in mothers. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology polyhydramnions cause hypertension?

What is pathophysiology polyhydramnions cause hypertension?

Polyhydramnios: Polyhydramnios is an over abundance of amniotic fluid. There are many causes including fetal anomalies, diabetes, and an unknown. A good ultrasound examining the fetus for abnormalities is indicated. Polyhydramnios does not usually cause hypertension in the mother. That is more commonly due to either underlying high blood pressure or developing pre-eclampsia. ...Read more

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Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease. If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn. ...Read more

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What is done for pregnancy induced congestive heart failure?

What is done for  pregnancy induced congestive heart failure?

Same for all CHF: Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs rarely, but can be very dangerous, even fatal. Treatment is the same as other forms of dilated cardiomyopathy, namely beta blockers, ace inhibitors and diuretics. In most cases, heart function returns to normal within 6 months. Unfortunately, if you have it with one pregnancy, you have better than a 50% chance of having it with subsequent pregnancies! ...Read more

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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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Which sort of condition that could induced hypertension causes?

Which sort of condition that could induced hypertension causes?

Cause 2nd HTN?: 21 M from Punjab asks what is 2nd HTN. It is high blood pressure due to a known cause. The most common cause is eating more salt than your body can get rid of without increasing your BP. So first step in my practice is to do the DASH eating plan for 2 weeks. If BP gets a lot better continue. If not look for other causes (Over 100). I specialize in all hypertension so can consult me for help. ...Read more

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How can hypertension causes acute coronary syndrome?

How can  hypertension causes acute coronary syndrome?

Usually not: A hypertensive spell can cause aortic or coronary acute dissection, but commonly atherosclerosis is the cause of heart attacks - acute coronary syndromes. ...Read more

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What're the tests for idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

What're the tests for idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

Spinal tap: The most direct test is to measure pressure in the spinal fluid. This is done with a spinal tap and pressure measuring column. The fluid column is measured, and then the fluid is drained off. Just draining the fluid can relieve symptoms. Analysis of the fluid would rule out more serious conditions. This procedure is easily performed in a doctor's office or emergency room. ...Read more

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Which type of issue that could induced hypertension causes?

Which type of issue that could induced hypertension causes?

Many problems: Consistent elevated blood pressures above 140 or 90 mmhg can lead to blood vessel damage, atherosclerosis and blockages. Over time, high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, angina, strokes, heart failure (CHF) and kidney failure. Diet (weight loss and low salt), less alcohol, and more exercise can reduce bp. Drug treatment is safe and effective, though some people need more than one drug. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension cause tachycardia?

Yes: If the heart function is reduced (called heart failure) by working against the pulmonary hypertension, then one way the heart compensates to increase blood flow is by increasing the heart rate, i.e. Tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is there any causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Is there any causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Yes: High blood pressure can virtually always be controlled with a combination of medicine and lifestyle. When your doctor and you find that you are unable to control your blood pressure after a reasonable trial period (6 months or so), referral to a hypertension expert is appropriate. There are a large number of tests that can be performed, and having someone well versed in the evaluation is best. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Fetus & mother: Fetus: slow growth & development, prematurity, death mother: kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, bleeding, seizures, coma, death. Note: most cases are mild and can be managed very effectively. Close followup is needed with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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What causes preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia : That is a good question, it is easier to tell you the treatment than the cause. The treatment is delivery of the fetus and magnesium for the mother. Also concerning is that women who have this are at increased risk of hypertension for the rest of their life. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more