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Doctor insights on: Eclampsia Altered Level Of Consciousness

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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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How can I use meditation to achieve higher level of consciousness?

How can I use meditation to achieve higher level of consciousness?

Mindfulness: Meditation is a form of meditation taught in hospitals, clinics, and workshops, and has no religious connection. It teaches the person to be aware of what is happening w/out stressing or evaluating. This is especially helpful for pain management. Mental body scans and breathing can be part of this. Many studies support the physical and mental health benefits of meditation. See jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could meditation be used to achieve a higher level of consciousness, how?

Could meditation be used to achieve a higher level of consciousness, how?

Mindfulness: Meditation is a form of meditation taught in hospitals, clinics, and workshops, and has no religious connection. It teaches the person to be aware of what is happening w/out stressing or evaluating. This is especially helpful for pain management. Mental body scans and breathing can be part of this. Many studies support the physical and mental health benefits of meditation. See jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

Consciousness: As ICP increases and particularly when it gets to the higher ranges LOC can occur, in severely elevated increased pressures coma and even death can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Iv hd severe sweating, lower level of consciousness daily, headaches upon waking, word mix up last 9 mnths-cld this be effect of weed smoked 9 mth ago?

Iv hd severe sweating, lower level of consciousness daily, headaches upon waking, word mix up last 9 mnths-cld this be effect of weed smoked 9 mth ago?

Very, very unlikely: Even if there was some bad contamination, this is not likely related to cannabis. But you do need an exam. The symptoms may not all be from the same cause and you need to expect that one Dx is likely to be Anxiety - but don't just take a Rx. Fuller eval of the consciousness/language issues should be done. Seek a Health Psychotherapist to help w/ finding relief from Dr's for all of these concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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What is eclampsia?

What is eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy.). ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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How long does eclampsia last?

How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are the tests for eclampsia?

What are the tests for eclampsia?

Noen are specific!: This is more a clinical diagnosis. Tests that are used look for excess protein in urine, but the picture is this. Typically patients show signs of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria prior to the onset of the hallmark of eclampsia, the eclamptic convulsion. Other cerebral signs may precede the convulsion such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and cortical blindness. This is the extreme. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Pappachen Dr. Pappachen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi Dr. Rustagi
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

Follows pre eclamsia: Eclampsia means toxemia with seizures in a pregnant woman with out any preexisting brain condition.It is avery serious condition. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nichol Dr. Nichol
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

delivery: Eclampsia is life threatening and usually requires immediate delivery by c-section in addition to aggressive treatment of the mother's hypertension and seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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If you are alone, how do you know if you have eclampsia?

Don't be: Eeclampsia is an emergent condition that requires hospitalization, delivery, and control of seizures. If you are pregnant and have risk factors for preeclampsia/eeclampsia, see an OB specialist now. To the hospital if you have headaches, visual changes, swelling (edema), nausea or vomiting, hypertension, or abdominal pain. Please don't stay alone if you gave any of these. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Herold Dr. Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Deya Dafashy Dr. Dafashy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

15 %: If you had a preeclampsia previously you are more prone to develop it again, compared to a mother who didn't have preeclampsia before. ...Read more

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Dr. David Bergman Dr. Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Nancy I U.F.R. A and B of Medicine
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What would be the best treatment and location for the eclampsia?

What would be the best treatment and location for the eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is a severe form of preeclampsia. Seizures which are what is presented with eclampsia is treated with anti seizure medications including valium and phenobarbital. These medications are given in injectable forms and therefore are best given in a hospital setting. There are other medications that can be given for the treatment of eclampsia. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Gray Dr. Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Hypertension: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that arise during pregnancy. It is most likely caused by substances secreted by the placenta causing damage to maternal blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure rises, protein is noted in the urine, liver enzymes may also rise. The only cure is delivery and this is indicated if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Pearlman Dr. Pearlman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Pregnany condition: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that can occur during pregnancy . The most common symptom is high blood pressure. You can also have protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities. It can be life threatening and proceed to eclampsia (seizures). The cure is delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Wang Dr. Wang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
36 years in practice
East China Union Medical College
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What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

Headache, high BP. : Headache, vision disturbance and hypertension are common. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...Read more