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DIagnosed with GD today. My number at 2 hours was 280 which is super high. I am 5'4 and 120lbs. What is my chance of having it after birth? Depressed

DIagnosed with GD today. My number at 2 hours was 280 which is super high. I am 5'4 and 120lbs. What is my chance of having it after birth? Depressed

Keep the faith!: Hi, Gestational diabetes is not uncommon, and that is why we test every woman during every pregnancy. The quoted risk for developing diabetes later in the next 10-20 years of your life is anywhere between 35-60%. The good news is, is that you can lower this future risk by living a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly and keeping a normal body weight after this pregnancy.Good luck! You'll be fine ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What causes depression after giving birth?

What causes depression after giving birth?

Biopsychosocial chan: There are many changes that have occurred in your life after giving birth. Hormonal changes can be responsible for major shifts in mood, including depression. Sleep deprivation can also be a major part of the depression, as well as the changing roles that develop. Speak to your physician about the depression that you are experiencing to see if it can be addressed through diet, nutrition, or suppor. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend have onset of depression after the birth of our 9 month old son.?

Why does my boyfriend have onset of depression after the birth of our 9 month old son.?

As much as a child: Is a blessing - this also brings major life changes. There are new, major responsibilities for the parents. The father may correctly perceive that attention he used to have from you is now directed at your child. Sleep deprivation can take it's toll. It may be helpful for your boyfriend to sort this out with a counselor or even a pastor. ...Read more

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Which birth control doesn't cause depression?

Which birth control doesn't cause depression?

Not Clear Yet: Currently, it is thought that combined progestin + estrogen birth control formulations may be less likely to trigger depressive symptoms than progestin-only contraceptives. Bottom line is that more research is needed to clarify the relationship between various birth control forms and mood changes. ...Read more

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Would it be feasible my birth control is behind my moodiess and depression?

Yes: Changes in hormone leves from the birth control can for some people cause mood swings. If the mood changes are difficult to cope with, discuss with your doctor about other birth control options. ...Read more

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Could my birth control be the reason for my depression?

Could my birth control be the reason for my depression?

That is possible.: Please discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Can birth control be contributing to my recent depression?

Can birth control be contributing to my recent depression?

OCP and Depression: Ocp does impact moods at times as estrogen Progesterone are very strong hormone s impacting the levels of serotonin( mood chemical) a neurotransmitter responsible for mood regulation.If you are noticing severe mood disturbance please discuss with your pcp or get a psychiatric consult if there is any concerns of exacerbation of pre-existing mood issues. All the best. ...Read more

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I was curious if you can take birth control if you have depression?

I was curious if you can take birth control if you have depression?

Quite often you can.: Make sure that your physician (s) are aware because some times oral contraceptives can worsen depressive symptoms. So, this should be monitored. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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