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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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I have postpardum preeclampsia and my BP is down to 115 / 75 what does this mean?

I have postpardum preeclampsia and my BP is down to 115 / 75 what does this mean?

Resolution.: 15% of pree occurs postpartum; your bps suggest gradual resolution. Your maternal-fetal medicine doctor can tell you when you are out of the woods completely. Do not drive until then! ...Read more

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How serious is preeclampsia?

How serious is preeclampsia?

Very: You may be surprised to know that nutritional deficiency is a major cause, particularly magnesium. See your ob. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

Vision changes, HA: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about preeclampsia?

Should I be concerned about preeclampsia?

Pre eclampsia: Yes, you should be under the care of a high risk obstetrician ...Read more

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Whats severe preeclampsia or helpp please!?

Risk of bleeding!: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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What are the signs of preeclampsia besides bp?

What are the signs of preeclampsia besides bp?

Lots: There are several signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. These can include high blood pressure, protein in the urine, visual disturbances, headaches, low platelets, elevated liver function tests, kidney failure, or fetal growth restriction. It is important to remember that these symptoms can occur in other conditions and none of these alone means you necessarily have preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Signs of preeclampsia is migraines one of them?

Signs of preeclampsia is migraines one of them?

Pre eclampsia: Headaches are a symptom of pre eclampsia usually caused by high blood pressure. Migraines however, are not a symptom of preeclampsia. ...Read more

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What are the prevention of preeclampsia?

Bedrest: Preeclampsia is most common in first pregnancies, younger and older mothers, multiple gestations and women whose mother had preeclampsia. Women who already have high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease are also at increased risk. Exercise and eat a healthy well balanced diet before and during your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more