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Quesadillas and pre diabetes?

Quesadillas and pre diabetes?

No Bueno: Quesadillas (the tortilla part) is very high in carbohydrate. Look for the low carb type, they are out there. The cheese, not really a big problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Eclampsia (Definition)

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


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Is pre diabetes reversable?

Is pre diabetes reversable?

Potentially: Hi. Progression of prediabetes to diabetes has been shown to be reduced with lifestyle (diet, exercise, and weight loss), with metformin, and with acarbose. Those studies looked at progression to diabetes, not reversal to normal. If you don't consider it cheating to use a drug, I have "reversed" prediabetes to normal using GLP-1 receptor agonists, so they're normal, but they're taking a drug. ...Read more

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Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

P.I.H. not "PIG": Pregnancy induced hypertension (pih) can progressed to make one swell and look like a pig(pregnancy induced gondola). Yes, healthy women can develop pih (pre-eclampsia) especially if there diet is unhealthy. Epsom salts contain magnesium which when infused IV can stop pih seizures( but not prevent pih(eclampsia). Epsom salt magnesium is not what is infused at that time. ...Read more

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When does pre elampsia start in pregnancy?

When does pre elampsia start in pregnancy?

Af20WK/MostOften32WK: It can start after 20 weeks of gestation but most often it starts after 32 weeks of gestation ...Read more

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Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Yes - temporary.: Temporary but potentially severe liver damage can occur with severe preeclampsia and hellp syndrome. Prompt delivery and expert/intensive care are warranted in such rare cases. ...Read more

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What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

Headache, high BP. : Headache, vision disturbance and hypertension are common. ...Read more

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Could pre ejaculate cause pregnancy?

Could pre ejaculate cause pregnancy?

Yes it can: Because it can cotain live ; active sperm which can result in a conception ; thus pregnancy. This is prime reason for withdrawal prior ro percieved ejaculation is not a safe method of concreption. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...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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Does pre semen cause pregnancy?

Does pre semen cause pregnancy?

Sperm: Yes. Absolutely. Any sperm inside of the vagina can cause pregnancy. Pre-cum has the same concentration of sperm as does ejaculation. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?

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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Does pre diabetes necessarily eventually become diabetes?

Does pre diabetes necessarily eventually become diabetes?

No: If there is an underlying disease such as sleep apnea or obesity or increased sugar intake or some diabetes inducing medication then it can be avoided. Discuss with your doc if you have any risk factors for diabetes. And avoid sugar drinks and sweets. ...Read more

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Can pre diabetics be reversed? How?

Can pre diabetics be reversed? How?

Yes: The diabetes prevention program (dpp- please look at their website for information) has shown that through proper diet and exercise (5-7% weight loss, 30 min of moderate activity 5 days per week) can prevent progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. I have seen many patients able to bring their blood sugar from prediabetic range back to normal with proper diet/exercise routine. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause pre term labor?

Can bulimia cause pre term labor?

It's possible: I would say that it is possible, although indirectly by causing other imbalances in your body. Please see your ob/gyn and follow up with every appointment. Be honest so you can be healthy. ...Read more

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Do diabetes complications increase during puberty?

Do diabetes complications increase during puberty?

Sometimes: Sometimes during puberty kids become less compliant with testing their blood sugars and taking their prescribed medications / insulin. So, simply being a teenager can increase complications by decreasing compliance with medical management. ...Read more

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After pregnancy diabetic level?

After pregnancy diabetic level?

Gestational diabetes: Often pregnancy will reveal a tendency in the mother to metabolize sugar poorly. The diagnosis is gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. This usually resolves after the pregnancy is over. However, there are women in whom the underlying diabetes becomes more chronic. ...Read more