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Doctor insights on: Does Chronic Hypertension Cause Fetal Growth Restriction

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy.Does it harm fetus?

My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy.Does it harm fetus?

Class D: Losartan is class d, which means there is positive evidence of human fetal risk; maternal benefit may out weigh fetal risk in serious or life-threatening situations. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

Intracranial HBP: The most significant treatment is to lower your blood pressure into a normal range. See your doctor for management of your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Depends: Taking medicines can decrease the risk of stroke in the future, but not 100% preventive. Another point to remember, the patient will need regular follow-up with a doctor to make sure the medications are controlling the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Kidney failure: In well controlled hypertension patients we usually watch kidney function at least once a year if not more frequently. If there is evidence of early kidney damage then that frequency might be more often. A blood test or a urine test will give us a good idea how the kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

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Bp 140/66 , 28 weeks pregnant with twins and chronic hypertension, took atenalol and aspirin today is this Bp normal?

Bp 140/66 , 28 weeks pregnant with twins and chronic hypertension,  took atenalol and aspirin today is this Bp normal?

That depends: On what your blood pressure measurements have been prior. If this is much higher than it had been (and I suggest you repeat that) then you need to call your OB to be more closely monitored. If you have headache, blurred vision, nausea/vomiting and sudden swelling of face hands or feet, you need to be evaluated immediately. Notify your OB right now if you have these symptoms and then go to L and D ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic hypertension with no risk factors. What does that mean?

Help! I've been having chronic hypertension with no risk factors. What does that mean?

Less risk: High BP(hypertension) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease-stroke, heart attacks and disease, kidney impairment and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries with risk of blockages in other areas of body). If you have other risk factors a well (diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, family history, age) risks of these complications can go up. Each risk factor adds more and more risk. ...Read more

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Chronic High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Chronic hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where there is more pressure, or force, within the arteries, causing the heart to pump harder to deliver adequate blood throughout the body. One has chronic hypertension when his blood pressure is higher than 140/90 most or ...Read more