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Family History Of Toxemia Preeclampsia
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
Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american, african-american, native american, south or east asian, pacific islander), age >25, history of a baby >9 lbs, maternal birthweight >9lbs (or <6). The one you can control is weight, so work with your doctor if it's too high. ...Read more
High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?
31yrs old.2miscarraiges.1st missed 2nd anembryonic.spontaneous miscarraiges.no medical history and no family history of immune disorders.want ur guid?
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
If my family medical history contains diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, rhomatide, kidney stones, calcium, what are my chances of getting those.
At risk: You are at higher risk compared to others who don't have similar family history. However, you can decrease the risk by following a low-sodium, low-fat, and low-carb diet. Generally, a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, legumes/nuts, poultry, and fish. Also, maintaining weight close to your ideal body weight can help as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Statistically, are the odds of DVT low in mid 20s healthy males with no risk factors and no family history?
Genetics, lifestyle: Families share some of the same genetics, and often many of the same habits as well. Certain families & ethnic groups are very prone to diabetes (latinos, native americans, african-americans, and many asians). Risk also increases with less exercise, being overweight, and eating a lot of processed carbs (white flour & sugar), all of which are habits usually learned at home and within the family. ...Read more
Father died of cardiac arrest& family has hx of cardiac issues&cancer. My chances of getting either?
Depends on MI: Many mental illnesses tend to "run true, " so having a schizophrenic relative increases your risk for schizophrenia. However, a number of illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, adhd) all may increase one's risk for substance abuse because of increased impulsivity and life dissatisfaction. Fh of alcoholism and/or substance abuse definitely increase one's risk. ...Read more
VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is proper amt of aspirin to give woman with stroke, history of falls, intercranial hemmorhaghing ?
Double Edged Sword: Aspirin, like other anti-clotting agents, does nothing about arterial ds, the most common underlying ds., commonly starting in childhood. Anti-clotting agents only about hopefully reducing clots resulting from plaque rupture or other clot inducing events in blood stream. It also induces mucosal erosions & bleeding, stomach & small intestines, within ~3 days of starting, & increases bleed events. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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