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How Fast Will Toxemia Go Away After Delivery
Less than 24 hours: Toxemia or pre-eclampsia complicates about 8% of pregnancies. The cure for toxemia is delivery and the resolution usually starts in less than 24 hours. However, it can take days or weeks for the disorder to completely resolve - and it could recurr even several weeks after delivery after it has seemed to go away. Importantly, some cases of toxemia do not even start until after delivery. ...Read more
Eclampsia.: Eclampsia (greek for "shining") is known since antiquity to affect young women in their first pregnancy either before or after delivery. If is a vasoconstrictive disorder originating from poor placental implatnation possibly due to a form of allergic reaction of the maternal body to the paternal antigens of the conceptus. It tends to recur with future pregnancies and Aspirin may help prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I develop a pre eclampsia 3 weeks after delivery. Is it safe for me nursing my newborn while on high blood pressure meds?
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
Multifactorial.: Family history of preeclampsia (also known as toxemia of pregnancy) does increase the likelihood of preeclampsia in any given pregnancy, however it is not the most significant risk factor. Short sexual cohabitation, young or advanced maternal age (<20, >35) and first pregnancy (or previous affected pregnancy) are all much more potent risk factors. ...Read more
Many systems fail: Pneumonia, usually due to bacteria, but some viruses, causes failure of many organs, toxemia usually applies to pregnancy complications, not always associated with pneumonia. To answer your question properly, you need to define your question, whether it refers to pregnancy, or patients very ill with pneumonia who are not pregnant. And die from life threatening pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Swelling especially in the hands/face, headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting are warning signs. If you have any of the above symptoms - see your doctor right away. Your doc will check your blood pressure & your urine for protein to check for toxemia (preeclampsia, pih-pregnancy induced hypertension). Straight to l&d if you have abdominal pain (esp over your liver), vision loss, or seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Delivery: Toxemia is only relieved or cured with the delivery of the baby. If toxemia develops before the pregnancy is carried to full-term, medications, bedrest and close monitoring may be used to try to keep mother & baby stable until baby is a little more mature. Magnesium sulfate is used to reduce seizure risk prior to and during delivery, and other blood pressure medications may be used as well. ...Read more
Preeclampsia: Toxemia of pregnancy, or preeclampsia, is a multi-system disorder involving high blood pressure and proteinuria in the last half of pregnancy. The degree of hypertension and proteinuria, and the presence or absence of other clinical manifestations of the disease vary from patient to patient. About 1/4 of patients will have nonspecific symptoms like headache, belly pain, and visual changes. ...Read more
Not unless pregnant.: Recurrence risk is up to 25-65% (for severe, early onset pree). You can decrease that risk by maintaining a normal weight for your height, cohabitating with the same sexual partner for at least 2 years and taking Aspirin 81 mg daily prior to conception (or starting at the latest by 16 weeks). If you are not pregnant, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I suffered with toxemia two years ago, and since then have horrible pain in my neck--what can I do for it?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Can a 53 yr old women have toxemia that is going through change of life she says she got toxemia from using cleaning products?
See below: Less than 140/90.Get a more detailed answer ›
My doctor is running tests for toxemia but my blood pressure isn't always high..Could I still have it?
Sure!: Toxemia is an older term for preeclampsia - pregnancy-related hypertension that can lead to convulsions (eclampsia), acute liver or kidney failure, placental abruption, pulmonary edema or stroke. In order to meet the criteria for diagnosis your blood pressure does not have to be consistently increased - two episodes >140/90 mmhg at least 6 hours apart suffice (along with proteinuria). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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