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Does Hypertension In Previous Pregnancies Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction
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
Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.
Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more
I have mild pulmonary hypertension and I am 13 weeks pregnant, could the pregnancy have caused the ph?
Maybe: Intravascular volume goes up by 20-30% during pregnancy. Depending your other medical issues, prior cardiac/pulmonary function that might result in an increase in pulmonary pressures. It does warrant follow during the pregnancy (with an additional echo/doppler) to see if the readings have normalized, or remain elevated. Large increases in pulmonary pressures can increase maternal and fetal risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PIH: There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension. Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is salt restriction really necessary for hypertension? Is there any side effect of salt substitute (potassium chloride) that I should be aware of?
Potassium and HBP: In the absence of chronic kidney disease, potassium ingestion has a beneficial effect on blood pressure. A review article showed that increased potassium intake is potentially beneficial to most people without impaired renal handling of potassium for the prevention and control of elevated blood pressure and stroke. Here is the link: http://www.Bmj.Com/content/346/bmj.F1378. Speak to your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?
Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
2 years, but depends: It depends on how high the blood pressure was, if medications was needed, etc. It's always best to wait 24 months before getting pregnant again, but this is a question for someone familiar with all the details of exactly what happened with you. that being said , there are reasons related to this that would make getting pregnant again dangerous to you, and in turn your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had eclampsia during my first pregnancy. Im still have hypertension after 4 month delivery...... Will the hypertension gone?
Maybe: Having had eclampsia in a previous pregnancy does put you at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. The best is to speak with primary care doctor and discuss lifestyle changes and possibly medications for hypertension. Exercise is your best friend for decreasing blood pressure. If you can, an 30 min to an hour of intense cardiovascular exercise a day. Interval training too. ...Read more
When does a lady starts having sex again after she has lost her baby through Pregnancy induced hypertension?
Does isolated diastolic hypertension (e.g., 127/96) need any medical attention? Is preconception IDH associated with any pregnancy risks? Thank you!
Yes: Especially in someone your age. Up to age 50 diastolic HTN can be more common than systolic HTN. ...Read more
43 yr old female, recovered subarachnoid hemorrhage (2011), on pain and hypertension meds, actively managing high BP. Wants pregnancy. Your advice. ?
High risk pregnancy: Several points - at 43 she is high risk - and add on the hypertension and recovery from a cerebral bleed - ultra high risk. She could still get pregnant and likely have an uneventful pregnancy but she (and her partner) need to understand the risks - and be seen and get care at a facility that is comfortable managing high risk advanced maternal age pregnancies Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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