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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia (^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...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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What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

Delivery: The only reeal cure for preeclampsia is delivery. We use Magnesium Sulfate to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with asymptomatic APS as haven't had any clots but I have had two episodes of preeclampsia! I have been told given no treatment, Is this ok?

Diagnosed with asymptomatic APS as haven't had any clots but I have had two episodes of preeclampsia! I have been told given no treatment, Is this ok?

Next pregnancy: During your next pregnancy you will need treatment for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Lovenox (enoxaparin) or Heparin are the two most common medications used. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

Antidepressants: If it's true post-partum depression, and you are having difficultly functioning and bonding with the baby, antidepressants work well. If in addition to depression, you are having obsessional thoughts about hurting the baby, you should see a mental health professional immediately. If it is baby blues-which start soon after birth and last days, will improve on it's own. ...Read more

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Postpartum depression won't go away? When should I ask for treatment?

Postpartum depression won't go away? When should I ask for treatment?

NOW: Postpartum depression is a real illness that has consequences for both you and the family. You do not have to do this alone. Get the help you need. ...Read more

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Is a hospital psych ward an appropriate place for postpartum psychosis treatment? I'm particularly concerned with use of anti-psychotic drugs!

At times, yes: Postpartum psychosis is an extremely serious illness. Women with postpartum psychosis may hallucinate and be delusional. Without treatment, may act on delusions. When ill, some have thought their babies were demonically possessed and needed to be killed. Temporary inpatient treatment can stabilize the mom, and protect both her & her infant. Antipsychotic medications may be life-saving. ...Read more

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What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia. . .: The only final treatment of pre-eclampsia is delivery. If a woman is within 3 weeks of term, her doctor may consider induction. If she is still early, her doctor will try to prolong the pregnancy as long as it's safe. She'll be monitored through lab tests, ultrasounds, and frequent non-stress tests (monitoring baby's heart rate). She may also receive medications to lower her blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often need medication as well. With treatment, there is a very high success rate. ...Read more

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What are available treatments for postpartum depression?

What are available treatments for postpartum depression?

Many Options: Depending on the severity here are options to consider talking with your obgyn and psychiatrist:
1) bright light therapy
2) psychotherapy
3) antidepressant drugs - some drugs, such as zoloft & paxil, (paroxetine) end up in very low concentrations (if at all) in breast milk.
4) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is an outpatient treatment that uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the brain.
5) and more. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

Worst case: If antibiotics for what is believed to be post partum infection of the uterus don't work, the symptoms being treated are either not from an infection, or there are bacteria present and/or the environment in the uterus is such that these antibiotics are not effective. The source of an infection needs to be removed, potentially by way of hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxemia?

What is the treatment for toxemia?

Delivery: Toxemia is only relieved or cured with the delivery of the baby. If toxemia develops before the pregnancy is carried to full-term, medications, bedrest and close monitoring may be used to try to keep mother & baby stable until baby is a little more mature. Magnesium sulfate is used to reduce seizure risk prior to and during delivery, and other blood pressure medications may be used as well. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for having severe preeclampsia?

Am I at risk for having severe preeclampsia?

Need more info: Risk factors are young age, first pregnancy, age greater than 35, african american, having other medical issues, history if preeclampsia on a prior pregnancy. There are others as well. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

Sometimes small, etc: Babies of women with preeclampsia might be smaller because they did not grow well (due to higher blood pressure) or were born early because the women needed to be delivered preterm. There are other possible effects that are known or being studied, but those are the main ones in developed nations. ...Read more

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What is preeclampsia and how do I know if I have it?

What is preeclampsia and how do I know if I have it?

See below: It is an illness characterized usually in the latter stages of pregnancy by fluid retention in the legs and face and alarmingly increasing BP measurements. Untreated it can lead to stroke and even death and fetal demise. ...Read more

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Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Risk factors: First pregnancy, young age, advanced maternal age, obesity, diabetes, pre-existing hypertension, renal disease, lupus, are all risk factors. ...Read more

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What exactly would cause a seizure if you have preeclampsia?

What exactly would cause a seizure if you have preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia causes seizures. This is called "eclampsia" and is quite serious, even deadly for both mother and baby. The exact cause of these seizures is not known. The treatment is immediate delivery once the mother has been medically stabilized. Delivery can be vaginal, but is usually by c/s because of the time involved. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia up the risk for heart disease?

How does preeclampsia up the risk for heart disease?

Stress test for body: Consider any pregnancy a stress-test for the body and the female heart and vessels. The preeclamptic women fail that test and are at increased risk for chronic hypertension and heart disease down the road - not as a consequence of preeclmapsia, but rather because of their genes, lifestyle, weight, activity and diet. ...Read more

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Can you have heartburn from only preeclampsia at 37 weeks?

Not likely: Heartburn is very common during pregnancy and in itself is not a symptom of preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is marked by high blood pressure, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and swelling, to name a few symptoms. ...Read more

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What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal. ...Read more

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Do I have acid reflux or preeclampsia if I keep burping icky stuff?

Do I have acid reflux or preeclampsia if I keep burping icky stuff?

Acid reflux: Preeclampsia is not usually associated with belching; the hallmarks of preeclampsia are high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine; reflux is usually associated with acid.
See your obgyn for recommendations. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help. ...Read more

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Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Yes, a criteria: Preeclampsia is clinically defined as hypertention and proteinuria (protein in urine) with/out edema occuring after 20 wks of pregnancy. So, hypertention is a required component for the diagnosis. Help is severe preeclampsia involing hemolytic anemia, liver dysfuctions, and low platelet count. These are very important illnesses and follow-up with doc asap/regularly is strongly advised...Good luck. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

Yes, possibly: After pregnancy, the pressure usually returns to normal and there are no long term effects. However, mothers who have high blood pressure in pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing chronic high blood pressure later in life and should be monitored regularly. ...Read more

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How are high risk obstetricians better at dealing with preeclampsia than regular obs?

How are high risk obstetricians better at dealing with preeclampsia than regular obs?

In selected cases: In certain selected cases with uncontrolled blood pressure, bleeding problems, premature fetus amongst others it is customary to involve a high risk OB /perinatologists in care of a pre eclamptic patient. ...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


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