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Doctor insights on: Eclampsia Smoking

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur late in pregnancy or shortly after delivery, associated with high blood pressure and multiple organ problems, including kidney damage, liver inflammation, and clotting abnormalities. ...Read more


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Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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Smoking during pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Smoking will hurt not only your health but also your baby's health for the rest of his/her life. Quit asap. It is not easy. Consult your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

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

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Does cigarette smoking increase the chance of diabetes?

Does cigarette smoking increase the chance of diabetes?

Not Exactly: It does make diabetes harder to treat. I know of no demonstrated proof of cause & effect (smoking being a direct cause of diabetes) but it certainly can cause someone to need more medication or even Insulin when they could control the diabetes other ways. It is not good for dibetics to smoke. If you need help, you md or dentist can help you devise a plan to stop smoking if you are ready. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

Tobacco use : Smoking is highly correlated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of heart attacks. Some of this is genetic and some is related to increased inflammation from the effects of smoking. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Yes.: Anyone can have low blood pressure if they are healthy, and don't abuse their health. But if you smoke, etc. Aside from the risk of cancer, you become at risk for heart disease and high bp, especially if you start early. Conversely, if you stop smoking, your risk for cancer, heart disease, and high BP goes down. Thus, it would be wise not to start smoking and save yourself a lot of trouble. ...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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Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Yes: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Will smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Yes, it sure can : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with several problems, including premature labor. Also there are low birth weight babies. Small for gestational age babies, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258135 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22815699 you are assuming these risks if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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Does cigarette smoking worsen problems for an epileptic?

Does cigarette smoking worsen problems for an epileptic?

Cigarette smoking: Being in an environment of second hand smoke can be very irritating. Often people will hyperventilate in that environment. Hyperventilation can trigger seizures. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...Read more