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Doctor insights on: Preeclampsia Smoking

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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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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...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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Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more

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Smoking during pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Smoking will hurt not only your health but also your baby's health for the rest of his/her life. Quit asap. It is not easy. Consult your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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Does cigarette smoking increase the chance of diabetes?

Does cigarette smoking increase the chance of diabetes?

Not Exactly: It does make diabetes harder to treat. I know of no demonstrated proof of cause & effect (smoking being a direct cause of diabetes) but it certainly can cause someone to need more medication or even Insulin when they could control the diabetes other ways. It is not good for dibetics to smoke. If you need help, you md or dentist can help you devise a plan to stop smoking if you are ready. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

Tobacco use : Smoking is highly correlated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of heart attacks. Some of this is genetic and some is related to increased inflammation from the effects of smoking. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Yes: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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Quiting smoking causes migraines and fever?

Quiting smoking causes migraines and fever?

Fever: This would be a unique occurrence. Suspect that this is serendipitous rather than causative. Migraines are a vascular phenomenon that may produce fever, and it is conceivable that the withdrawal from nicotine could do this, but certainly not common. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Yes.: Anyone can have low blood pressure if they are healthy, and don't abuse their health. But if you smoke, etc. Aside from the risk of cancer, you become at risk for heart disease and high bp, especially if you start early. Conversely, if you stop smoking, your risk for cancer, heart disease, and high BP goes down. Thus, it would be wise not to start smoking and save yourself a lot of trouble. ...Read more

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Does smoking always lead to hypertension and arteriosclerosis?

Does smoking always lead to hypertension and arteriosclerosis?

No but why take risk: While smoking doesn't ALWAYS lead to hypertension & arteriosclerosis, this doesn't give you a free pass to make like a chimney. We know your blood vessels narrow down almost immediately from smoking, which decreases blood to your heart & brain (plus penis in men). Which is why the best/easiest/cheapest way to lower your risk for heart attack, stroke & even lung cancer is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Severe hypertension after quit smoking & start workout.High homocysteine65+ & low B12.On Concor am 5/5 since 16/5.Kidney alright(CT).Whats causing ht?

Severe hypertension after quit smoking & start workout.High homocysteine65+ & low B12.On Concor am 5/5 since 16/5.Kidney alright(CT).Whats causing ht?

Need more: At your age, the development of hypertension definitely requires in depth evaluation. Unfortunately, a CT scan is not enough to eliminate your kidneys as the culprit. I would suggest a formal consult with an Internal medicine, cardiologist or nephrologist. I hope this helps. The answer is not straight forward, I am sorry. ...Read more

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Can cessation of nicotine (not smoking, but NRT) reduce proteinuria in an iga nephropathy patient?

Can cessation of nicotine (not smoking, but NRT) reduce proteinuria in an iga nephropathy patient?

It is possible: nicotine is a very dangerous drug. For example, it has been shown recently in mice that it damages cells in the pancreas, why not in the kidney? ...Read more

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