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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

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 more

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Should a heart murmur cause concern in pregnancy?

Should a heart murmur cause concern in pregnancy?

Yes: In many normal pregnancies a heart murmur can develop as a result of the increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy. The vast majority of heart murmurs are harmless but in rare cases, they may suggest a problem with the mother’s heart valves. A physician can evaluate your condition and determine the cause of a murmur and whether it is something that needs further treatment or concern. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read more

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What hypertension medications cause the least ED problems?

What hypertension medications cause the least ED problems?

Non-betablocker: Erectile dysfunction is most commonly seen with beta blockers. Other antihypertensive medications such as calcium channel blockers or ace inhibitors are generally not associated. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure for the fetus and seizures with heart failure in mothers. ...Read more

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Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

What do you mean? : What kind of problems you have with your period and pregnancy? Are you talking about heavy menses? Recurrent miscarriages? If you can be a little bit more clear about your question, you will get a better respond ...Read more

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What hormonal changes lead to gestational diabetes?

What hormonal changes lead to gestational diabetes?

Insulin resistance: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism can cause problem in pregnancy?

Is hyperthyroidism can cause problem in pregnancy?

Yes: Thyroid hormone plays an important role in fertility. Both low or high are not conducive to conception. However, if you normalize the levels with medication, you will conceive. ...Read more

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A patient having polycysitc kidney disease associate with hypertension, do we call this secondary hypertension&is it due to cysts this BP elevation?

PKD and HIBP: PKD causes hypertension in most affected persons. This is not secondary hypertension in the classical sense; this evolves from cysts, cyst compression of arteries, elevation of renin and angiotensin, and salt retention; meds help; low salt helps; avoid saturated fats; drink 4-5 liters fluid per day; avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Is it sle or lupus anticoagulant that causes pregnancy problems?

Is it sle or lupus anticoagulant that causes pregnancy problems?

Lupus and pregnanacy: Sle or lupus is less likely to cause serious problems in pregnanacy if the disease is well controlled before conception, especially if you are cared for by both a rheumatologist and "high risk" ob. Also presence of lupus anticoagulant can be managed suceesfully. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension be cured?

Hypertension: Gestational hypertension occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. It is a blood pressure of 140/90 without any protein in the urine or any biochemical abnormalities seen with pre-eclampsia. The cure for gestational hypertension is delivery of the infant. Medical intervention is not always necessary and will depend upon the gestational age of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Yes: Blood volume increases during pregnancy and a pregnant woman can develop a "flow"/innocent murmur assuming she has a structurally normal heart. If she has any structural abnormalities, then some murmurs may become more apparent. ...Read more

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Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. Anencephaly is the most extreme form of a neural tube defect. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy reduces pcos symptoms?

Is pregnancy reduces pcos symptoms?

While pregnant: While you're pregnant, but it can return after delivery. ...Read more

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What is gestational diabetes in pregnancy caused by?

What is gestational diabetes in pregnancy caused by?

Insulin resistance: Result of hormonal changes in all women during pregnancy increased levels of certain hormones made in the placenta interfere with the ability of Insulin to manage sugar as the placenta grows larger during pregnancy it produces more hormones and increases this Insulin resistance usually the mother's pancreas is able to overcome the Insulin resistance if can not that will result gestational diabe. ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more