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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist ( perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting gestational hypertension?

Are some people more prone to getting gestational hypertension?

Gest. Hypertension: Since people who have gestational hypertension are more likely to get essential hypertension, then any person who is destined to get hypertension are at risk. A hx of this problem in a prior pregnancy, your first pregnancy, teen pregnancy and older age pregnancy, twins, obesity, and women with diabetes are your largest risk factors for this problem. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get gestational hypertension during my pregnancies?

Are there some genetic reasons I get gestational hypertension during my pregnancies?

Probably: If you answer this definitively, you will win a nobel. There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a abnormally high level of a protein called soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (s-flt-1), which makes it difficult for small blood vessels to grow. This protein is connected to hypertension and pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. ...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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Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Great question; yes.: Current thinking is that both conditions have the same pathophysiology, involving placental release of anti-angiogenic peptides that aim to increase placental perfusion at the expense of maternal well-being. The main difference is proteinuria, which is an indirect measure of maternal renal involvement without correlation to perinatal outcome. ...Read more

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Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?

Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?

Possible: If blood pressure is accurately checked and confirmed to be elevated, without prior history of high blood pressure, you may have gestational hypertension. Diagnosis of preeclampsia requires detection of protein in urine in addition to high blood pressure. You should be closely monitored by your ob. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

Almost none: Rarely mild headaches and pop up noises in your ear. Mostly you dont feel a thing, thats why is really important to keep your appt with your ob/gyn and have your blood pressure checked every appointment. ...Read more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get gestational hypertension?

Hypertension: First pregnancies, excessive weight gain, history of chronic kidney disease, chronic hypertension, auto-immune disorders, multiple pregnancies, diabetes are just some of the risk factors for the condition. If you have any of the above, it is important to be under close supervision of your obstetrician/perinatologist. ...Read more

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What is the relation of family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

What is the relation of  family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

Develop hypertension: Having family history of hypertension or development of hypertension during pregnancy increases the risk of developing hypertension. ...Read more

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Is gestational hypertension the same with preeclampsia?

A little different: Gestational hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure in a pregnant patient after 20 wk who does not have previously diagnosed hypertension. Preeclampsia is the same thing with other changes such as protein leaking into the urine, swelling and some blood test changes. Think of preeclampsia as a more complicated version of gestational hypertension. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?

OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for gestational hypertension?

An Obstetrician: See an obstetric doctor first. If necessary, you will be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances my gestational hypertension will continue after pregnancy?

Perhaps not: Many metabolic changes occur during pregnancy, most of which resolve by a few weeks to months after delivery. They may be indicators of subsequent risk of having recurrent issues in the future, so follow up with your doctors. You will most likely be just fine. Just make sure you lose the weight you gained, and keep fit! ...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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Is it safe to travel internationally (20+hrs flight time) at 34 weeks with gestational hypertension?

Is it safe to travel internationally (20+hrs flight time) at 34 weeks with gestational hypertension?

Flying pregnant: Although it can be perfectly safe to fly up to 36 weeks, discuss your plans with your doctor or midwife before you book your flight. In high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise against travel in pregnancy. Increased risks of DVT are associated with pregnancy and long flights. With a 20 hour flight in combination with hypertension in the third trimester, I suggest staying home. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments for gestational hypertension?

Is there any treatments for gestational hypertension?

Yes: Yes and they are very important to a healthy pregnancy. See your OB doctor right away. If your blood pressure is very bad, as if you should also be seen by a high risk OB specialist. Please don't wait. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Gestational Hypertension (Definition)

BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious condition of pre-eclampsia in many cases. Needs to be ...Read more