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Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Too some degree: Family history does play a role in tendency towards high blood pressure. But you can exert some control over your risk by sticking to a healthy diet and staying close to your ideal body weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history  or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Not cause - rupture.: Preeclampsia cannot cause brain aneurysms, but can certainly make them rupture and cause massive strokes. Berry aneurysms in the brain vessels pre-date the pregnancy, but when it is complicated by pree they can leak or rupture with catastrophic consequences. The longer the preeclamptic hypertension goes untreated, the higher the risk of stroke (hemorrhagic, massive, occasionally lethal). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Start with this link: https://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/faqs in the mother... It can be from bleeding, strokes, liver problems, seizures and several other mechanisms. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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Does the baby cause preeclampsia? Or is it something in the mother?

Does the baby cause preeclampsia? Or is it something in the mother?

Neither: There is no definite etiology known for pre-eclampsia. The predominent theory is that the placenta is a significant factor in the development of pre-eclampsia, how or why is not known. It is clear that the cure for pre-eclampsia is delivery - so something about the pregnancy is clearly involved. To further complicate the picture, about 25% of pre-eclampsia cases arise after delivery. ...Read more

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What causes preeclampsia?

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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How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

Several mechanisms: Severe high blood pressure can cause the heart to perform less efficiently causing "cardiogenic pulmonary edema" and the release of chemicals which promote inflammation ( cytokines) cause the capillaries ( tiny blood vessels) in the lungs to become leaky causing "non cardiogenic pulmonary edema) both mechanisms can be at work. ...Read more

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What exactly would cause a seizure if you have preeclampsia?

What exactly would cause a seizure if you have preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia causes seizures. This is called "eclampsia" and is quite serious, even deadly for both mother and baby. The exact cause of these seizures is not known. The treatment is immediate delivery once the mother has been medically stabilized. Delivery can be vaginal, but is usually by c/s because of the time involved. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause "sparklers" in my eyes (exactly like the ones i had when i was pregnant and had preeclampsia) tubes tied, not pregnant.

What could possibly cause "sparklers" in my eyes (exactly like the ones i had when i was pregnant and had preeclampsia) tubes tied, not pregnant.

Many things: You should go see an ophthalmologist to have a dilated retinal exam. Could be ophthalmic migraine or retinal tear. Cannot diagnose without a complete eye exam. Also, should have your BP checked.... ...Read more

Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more