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Physiological Edema In Pregnancy
Not sure: I am not sure i understand the question. Palpitations can occur at specific times such as late at night when you are lying down. Or they can occur after drinking coffee or alcohol. In some cases they are more common during or after exercise. Sometimes the timing helps us in treatment. (if they always occur after alcohol for instance). Then you could mean how long they last, (momentary or hours). ...Read more
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
What is the physiology underlying the changes in mean arterial pressure and heart rate that occur with changes in posture?
Blood Fall ; Gravity: Person curious about physiologic changes in body going from supine to upright should regard faster ; more vigorous heart beats to pump blood ; oxygen to neediest tissue, the brain, which resides on highest part of the body tower. Blood column falls farther in an upright body, thereby causing arterial constriction to acutely diminish size of the blood container, the arterial system. ...Read more
Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?
It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more
When is the Symptoms of pregnancy starts?back pain tiredness changes in taste salivation increased
Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid , could be because methadone maintenanc?
Not likely: You should seek a full evaluation from your physician -- such swelling can be the result of cardiac, renal (kidney), liver, and/or vascular (blood vessel) problems, amongst other things. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which changes in blood pressure and heart rate occur due to depression of the brainstem vasomotor centre from phenobarbital overdose?
Severe stress: The body can withstand brief periods of severe stress, but prolonged stress can overwhelm the system. Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in those who are very aggressive & competitive. More pain. Also increased blood pressure w/increased risk of stroke. More vulnerability to infections. Aggravated skin problems (acne, psoriasis, etc). Diabetes & infertility can result too. ...Read more
Need more info: I am not sure what you mean by chest edema or how early in pregnancy. If you mean swelling in the neck and the area above the clavicles that is completely new finding for you then you need to contact your OB and make appointment to be seen soon. If you cannot get in then see your primary to start. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, elevated blood pressure go to er now. ...Read more
Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?
Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more
I'm aware sarcoidosis can result in death. But what occurs in this condition that results in death?
Sarcoid: Read this: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sarc/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: Pregnancy has biological changes on almost every organ system of the body. Some of the more common include a slowing in bowel function, increased urinary frequency, increased body hair, changes in skin, changes in senses (taste, smell), increased melanin production & a variety of other effects. ...Read more
All "early signs": All of the "early signs" of pregnancy, in women who think they might be pregnant, can also happen in women who are not pregnant. That is why there is no sign or symptom in a woman that would mean she is pregnant. Missing a regular period is a strong sign of pregnancy, but even that happens in non-pregnant women. It's 2015, so everybody who suspects a pregnancy can buy a pregnancy test to check. ...Read more
Whats the PHYSIOlogical cause of panic attacks?what hormones/chemical changes in body cause the attacks in conjunction with psychological aspect of it
Some foods can: contribute to panic attacks. Caffeine and processed sugars can increase the likelihood of panic attacks. The psychological factors tend to be important to understand as well, so start by speaking with a psychologist and also cut back on coffee, tea, chocolate and processed sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more
No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more
Pulmonary edema: read this: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pulmonary_edema/page2_em.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
Cramping, spotting: The main physical changes are the body going back to its pre-pregnancy state. Someone can have cramping or spotting. Sometimes breasts can become swollen, painful or engorged. Most of these symptoms can be managed with ibuprofen. I also recommend following up with one's doctor afterwards to check in. If fever, pain, nausea/vomiting, or foul discharge occur, seek immediate help. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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