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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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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Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Still a mystery: Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:. ...Read more

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Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Shortness of breath, difficulty falling asleep and staying awake, and eventually lower extremity swelling (edema) and eventually right heart failure progressing to death. ...Read more

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Could reynaud's syndrome cause chronic problems?

Could reynaud's syndrome cause chronic problems?

Maybe: Raynauds itself should not cause longterm problems, but associated diseases may. Avoid cold, emotional stress, and caffeine. If symptoms are severe, vascular specialists may recommend medication. ...Read more

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Does stevens johnson syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does stevens johnson syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Extensive rash with shedding skin. Also can involve ocnjunctiva and oral activity.This needs immediate medical attention and hospitalization , preferably at burn unit where they can handle extensive skin problem. ...Read more

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What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

Proper medication: Minimal change (or nil) disease. Correctly diagnosed by biopsy but frequently diagnosed by the symptoms of proteinuria, edema and intact renal function with a bland urine sediment. This responds to steroid therapy most of the time. The presence of blood in the urine, or failure to respond to steroids indicates need for biopsy of kidney with therapy based on those results. Case needs nephrologist. ...Read more

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What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

One of these forms: Ss related kidney disease would show up in biopsy & lab work on blood & urine: 1. A tubular interstitial nephritis biopsy revealing lymphocytes infiltrating normal surrounding kidney tissue. 2. Dangerous electrolyte imbalances in blood from inadequate acid removal from urine. 3. Blood, protein & other waste products in the urine due to decreased ability of the kidney to filter well. ...Read more

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Why does haemolytic anaemia cause pulmonary hypertension?

Why does haemolytic anaemia cause pulmonary hypertension?

Depends: Not all hemolytic anemias cause pulmonary hypertension. Sickle cell anemia does because sickled cells block the blood vessels in the lung and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can aps (antiphospholipid syndrome) cause ed?

Can aps (antiphospholipid syndrome) cause ed?

Yes: The following published research article reported that 50% of the patients with aps had erectile dysfunction. http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/3/319.abstract. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last year on a case of pah and hellp, resulting in emergency fetal termination, and heart/lung transplantation of the mom. I have referenced the link below. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2012.185.1_meetingabstracts.a6190. ...Read more

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How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

By symptoms: There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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How common is hellp syndrome?

How common is  hellp syndrome?

HEELP syndrome: It is an infrequent form of severe preeclampsia consisting of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets. It is a high risk condition with possible severe complications. ...Read more

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What leads to antiphospholipid syndrome?

It can be genetic: One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause. It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recurrent pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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Would idiopathic intercranial hypertension usually cause headaches? How often? How severe? Etc

Would idiopathic intercranial hypertension usually cause headaches? How often? How severe? Etc

Yes: The correct term is intra-cranial, meaning inside or within the cranium, headaches are often the result of this condition and can be severe as well as frequent. A good neurologist can give you more information after an examination and imaging studies. Also, be aware that an imaging study of the head is mandatory prior to a spinal tap in patients with this condition. ...Read more

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Can gilbert's syndrome cause hypoglycemia and or seizures.Are they related?

Can gilbert's syndrome cause hypoglycemia and or seizures.Are they related?

Gilbert syndrome: Gilbert syndrome is usually benign and does not cause seizures or hypogycemia. ...Read more

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How serious is nephrotic syndrome?

Depends on...: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition resulting from heavy protein loss through urine. A number of different kidney diseases are underlying pathologies. Therefore, the prognosis depends upon the underlying pathology ...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


Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs in pregnant women, involving hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, and ...Read more