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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...Read more


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Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

No more: than usual....Make sure your OB-GYN knows about your Cardiac History and any Medications you may be on. Get checked by your Internist/Cardiologist during your pregnancy (I suggest each Trimester! Good Luck Healthy Baby!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read more

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Can you get preeclampsia after you deliver?

Can you get preeclampsia after you deliver?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia can develop after delivery. It is rare and usually occurs in the first one to two weeks after delivery. The farther you are from delivery the lower the chance. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes be life threatening?

Can gestational diabetes be life threatening?

Can be for the baby: 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 more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...Read more

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For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

Over 95 or 120: Recommendations vary slightly, but actually, most doctors agree and follow the recommendations of the american diabetes association and/or the american college of obstetrics and gynecology. If fasting sugars are >95 mg/dl or 2 hour post-meal sugars are >120 mg/dl, then medications should be started. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will jumping cause miscarriage?

Need doctor's help! will jumping cause miscarriage?

Very unlikely: Most miscarriages are caused by genetic abnormalities in the pregnancy itself. It is fairly unusual for any physical activities to cause a miscarriage, at least early in pregnancy. Later in pregnancy, trauma may cause pregnancy losses. ...Read more

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What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

Calcium, Folic Acid: & iron. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where would you go to have consultation for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Need expert advice! where would you go to have consultation for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Consultation: I am sure there are fine cardiologists and endocrinologists in the allentown, bethlehem and easton area. If you wish to travel, philadelphia has major medical facilities. ...Read more

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Will i need to go for post meal blood sugar test to identify pre-diabetic or diabetes?

Will i need to go for post meal blood sugar test to identify pre-diabetic or diabetes?

Both: As one develops type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar after eating will typically rise first, before the fasting sugar. A fasting glucose above 100 and after eating sugar above 140 is abnormal. You should also be screened for metabolic syndrome: (any 3 of the following) obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood sugar. This is a prediabetic condition. ...Read more

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Can you have nondiabetic renal failure without proteinuria?

Can you have nondiabetic renal failure without proteinuria?

Yes: Glomerular diseases, diabetes and paraproteinemia all have varying amouts of proteinuria. Hypertension can present with no protein, pckd, obstruction, stones, ras and many other diseases frequently have no proteinuria. ...Read more

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Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

For BP control: Polyuria in diabetics is due to poorly controlled blood glucose. Diuretics such as Furosemide help remove excess salt and water and control hypertension. In order to improve your polyuria you will need strict control of diabetes. ...Read more

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Muliple organ failure do u need supplemental oxygen?

Muliple organ failure do u need supplemental oxygen?

Yes: Multi-organ failure generally indicates a critical illness that affects multiple organ systems & delivery of oxygen can be compromised as lungs are generally also involved. Most patients are in the icu, on ventilatory support & continuous infusions with medications to maintain their circulation & heart function. Oxygen is the basic fuel for all cellular metabolic processes. ...Read more