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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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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Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Depends on severity: Risks are low if kidney fuction is reasonable & should be discussed with nephrologist & OB dr. Kidney infections/pyelonephritis are associated with pre-term labor so baby comes early & is small & may need nicu care but usually ok. High infant mortality associated with pregnancy for women on dialysis, < if dialysis started after onset of pregnancy.Risk after kidney transplant low if function good. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

Decompensation: Pregnancy demands increased cardiac output and a failing heart may not be up to the task. Labor and delivery are physically stressful. Blood loss commonly results in anemia - both hard for a failing heart. The risk is that someone who is marginally compensated will become worse during gestation with progressive symptoms. If you're contemplating pregnancy, discuss it in advance with OB and cards. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea?

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Yes it may: Amenorrhea from pcos or other causes of not ovulating increase the risk of developing uterine cancer. Amenorrhea from low pituitary hormone levels such as anorexia may increase the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea? .

Does amenorrhea cause any related complications? Are there any complication associated with amenorrhea?

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Let me help you: Infertility is a significant complication of amenorrhea for women who desire to become pregnant. Osteopenia or osteoporosis is a complication of low estrogen levels, which may occur with prolonged amenorrhea. Other complications of amenorrhea depend upon the underlying cause of the amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...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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How is pregnancy associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism?

How is pregnancy associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism?

Blood clots: The main reason for the increased risk during pregnancy is the change in blood clotting. Pregnancy hormones are believed to change how the blood the clots. Reduced venous blood flow from the legs may also predispose to a blood clot that may break off and travel to the lungs i.e. Pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy associated with an increased risk in pulmonary embolism?

Deep vein thrombus: Weight gain edema stasis in veins obstruction of vena cava and iliac veins by weight and pressure of pregnant uterus coagulopathies of pregnancy less mobility of some folks-sedentary clots form, extend and embolize to the big filter- the lungs. ...Read more

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Could severe post thrombotic syndrome be a higher risk of stroke heart disease?

Could severe post thrombotic syndrome be a higher risk of stroke heart disease?

No: The pathology is different. Post thrombotic syndrome is not a risk for atherosclerosis. (which is the cause of strokes and heart attacks). ...Read more

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Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Yes: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

SEVERAL: Hypothyroidism is related to infertility, miscarriage and abnormal fetal development, if not adequately treated in the first trimester. If this is your problem, make syre that you are adequately treated! ...Read more

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What risks are associated with congestive heart failure and pregnancy?

What risks are associated with congestive heart failure and pregnancy?

Worsening : Of CHF and its complications such as kidney failure, fetus blood supply issues, sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy/pr00124. ...Read more

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Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Probably yes: Preecclampsia has a long list of complications and affects multiple organ systems including heart. The symptoms generally abate after 2-3 months and require reassessment from OB for a referral to specialist as indicated. ...Read more

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