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Hypertension Problem Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Fluid changes: During pregnancy there are great increases in the the volume of blood and other fluids in the body along with the increased weight. Dilitation of the blood vessels, at least in part due to the tremendous surge in hormones, allows the body to accomodate this increased volume without an increased pressure. In some woman this dilitation is not enough, vasoconstiction occurs and pressure rises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 4weeks pregnant and im suffering hypertension what should i do to avoid hypertensions on my pregnancy cycle?
I had Ges Hypertension dur 1st pregnancy. What are my chances of getting it again now that I'm pregnant again? 6 years since 1st pregnancy.
You have: an 'increased risk" of developing gestational hypertension again HOWEVER KNOWING this can alert your OB-GYN to your "increased risk pregnancy" and EARLY TREATMENT will prevent any7 complications!!! You may be asked to visit your Health Care Provider more often...AND you CERTAINLY can start NOW limiting your SALT intake! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Rx: The favorable ones are those that have minimal harm to the fetus such as methyl-dopa. A thorough discussion with a physician is best , to discuss risks and potential harm to the child. ...Read more
Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High Blood Pressure: There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension. Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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