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Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes. ...Read more
Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, in the inheritance aspect, the child has greater risk with diabetic father than diabetic mother..why?
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Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Yes: Type 2 diabetes is well know to run in families but type 1 diabetes does as well. Epidemiologic data shows that 1 in 400-500 people in the general population develops type 1 diabetes, but 1 in 20 people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has type 1 diabetes. However, research shows that genes don't tell the whole story and it suggests that unknown environmental factors also contribute. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Partially: It has a strong genetic component but is also strongly tied to lifestyle habits. If you have close relatives with type 2 diabetes you have a better chance of developing it. You can also develop it with poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. Use caution with carbs and fats. These types of foods trigger Insulin in our bodies and lead to Insulin resistance and eventual diabetes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My gdm results were: gdmf <92 mg/dl 81
gdm 1hr <180 mg/dl 158
gdm 2hr <153 mg/dl 156
gdm 3hr <140 mg/dl 150 does this mean I have gestational diabete?
A little different: Gestational hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure in a pregnant patient after 20 wk who does not have previously diagnosed hypertension. Preeclampsia is the same thing with other changes such as protein leaking into the urine, swelling and some blood test changes. Think of preeclampsia as a more complicated version of gestational hypertension. ...Read more
32+2 wks pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks
African american, difficulty losing weight, elevated BP, thinning hair with polycystic ovarian syndrome on Metformin 1 year? What now?
Difficult: You are in a difficult situation - weight loss is the key to getting better but your conditions make it very hard to do. My advice to my patients is to read a book called "Dr. A's Habits of Health" by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson. I also recommend his program - Take Shape for Life as it is easy, safe and works well. If you don't want to do the program his book gives enough info to do it on your own ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN
AFP MOM 0.87
HCG MOM 1.24
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?
What is the question: I don't understand what you are saying and what you are asking. Please rephrase your question. What condition are you worried about? How would it help you to know the risk factor to some condition? If we get a clear questions, perhaps more of us will have an answer for you ...Read more