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Doctor insights on: Preeclampsia In Children

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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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What is preeclampsia?

What is preeclampsia?

Pregnancy high BP: Preeclampsia (also called "toxemia") is a triad of findings (high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine) usually seen in the third trimester of pregnancy. Typically seen in first pregnancies, younger pregnant women, multiple pregnancies, and other risk factors, pre-eclampsia can lead to serious complications. Treatment: bedrest or hospitalization. Cure: delivery. ...Read more

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What causes preeclampsia?

What causes preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia: That is a good question, it is easier to tell you the treatment than the cause. The treatment is delivery of the fetus and magnesium for the mother. Also concerning is that women who have this are at increased risk of hypertension for the rest of their life. ...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?

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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What's 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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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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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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Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Start with this link: Https://www. Preeclampsia. Org/health-information/faqs

in the mother...
It can be from bleeding, strokes, liver problems, seizures and several other mechanisms. ...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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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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How long do flashing lights last with preeclampsia?

Danger sign: Flashing lights are a worrisome sign if pre=eclampsia. This suggests brain swelling, and should be reported to your dr immediately. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

May be a part of Pre: Up to 20 % of pregnant women with severe pre eclampsia or eclampsia will also have hellp syndrome. The cause is unknown, usually before 37 wks
preeclampsia by definition is high blood pressure and protein in the urine that presents in woman after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hellp as the letters stand for is: h= hemolysis (when red blood cells break down, el= elevated liver enzymes, p= low platelets. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

PREECLAMPSIA: Pregnant mothers go for checkups every month to their OB to prevent complications like hypertension, proteinuria, pedal edema, excessive weight gain, etc otherwise preeclampsia sets in and they are listed in high risk category. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered out today that I have preeclampsia?

PREECLAMPSIA: Be under the care of your OB. He will monitor the SX until you are safe to have your baby. ...Read more

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It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

It preeclampsia more common when there is a sudden humidity change?

No.: Preeclampsia is a common maternal disease of the third trimester of the pregnancy and results from poor placental invasion of the maternal vessels in the first trimester of pregnancy that later leads to placental failure. Atmospheric conditions have nothing to do with that. ...Read more

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Detection of preeclampsia more accurate in the mornings or evenings?

Either: Preeclampsia is usually confirmed with a 24 hour urine collection in the face of hypertension and edema (non dependent) in areas like the upper arms and face. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting preeclampsia again? How common is recurrence?

Pre eclampsia: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/basics/definition/con-20031644

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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

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What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage. ...Read more

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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 signs of preeclampsia at 23 weeks?

Headaches, high BP: 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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Differences between preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

Liver: Liver involved in HELLP syndrome and pre-eclampsia or eclampsia spares liver ...Read more

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Can I take the pill safely with my preeclampsia medical history?

Can I take the pill safely with my preeclampsia medical history?

Yes: Assuming you have no other medical problems a history of preeclampsia does not disqualify you from taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can preeclampsia make your unborn small for his gestational age?

Preeclampsia: Yes, preeclampsia can result in a small for gestational age baby ...Read more

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