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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist ( perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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.

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

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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Can Adipex, if taken for only one month, cause Pulmonary Hypertension in a future pregnancy?

Can Adipex, if taken for only one month, cause Pulmonary Hypertension in a future pregnancy?

NO: contraindicated during current pregnancy, Category X, it gets out of your system few days after stopping the medication. Pregnancy needs to be planned few weeks to months after discontinuing Adipex, good luck ...Read more

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I have mild pulmonary hypertension and I am 13 weeks pregnant, could the pregnancy have caused the ph?

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 more

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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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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

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 more

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What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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 more

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Is salt restriction really necessary for hypertension? Is there any side effect of salt substitute (potassium chloride) that I should be aware of?

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 more

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Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

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

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After going through pregnancy induce hypertension when can I get pregnant again?

After going through pregnancy induce hypertension when can I get pregnant again?

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 more

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I had eclampsia during my first pregnancy. Im still have hypertension after 4 month delivery...... Will the hypertension gone?

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

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When does a lady starts having sex again after she has lost her baby through Pregnancy induced hypertension?

When does a lady starts having sex again after she has lost her baby through Pregnancy induced hypertension?

Depends: She should not have sex until she is emotionally ready and that is going to be a personal decision. Physically if there were no injuries during delivery she may be intimate when she is ready. If she does not want to be pregnant at this time she should use birth control. ...Read more

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43 yr old female, recovered subarachnoid hemorrhage (2011), on pain and hypertension meds, actively managing high BP. Wants pregnancy. Your advice. ?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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