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Can pregancy make pre existing conditions worse?

Can pregancy make pre existing conditions worse?

Depends on the condi: Condition, some can get worse, some can improve. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...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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Can ultrasound aggrevate some pre existing conditions?

Can ultrasound aggrevate some pre existing conditions?

Ultrasound: I cannot think of how this would happen unless you are talking about ultrasound treatment and not diagnostic ultrasound. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Is there any new recommendations regarding hypertension and pre hypertension in people with definite coronary artery disease?

Is there any new recommendations  regarding hypertension and pre hypertension in people with definite coronary artery disease?

For younger: men <60, the recommendation is stricter blood pressure control <= 120/80 with beta blocker, thiazide diuretic and/or ACE inhibitor or ARB. For older folks the current recommended pressure threshold is <= 130/85 but that recommendation could change within the next 2 years. Salt restriction to less than 2000 mg daily is also recommended along with cardiovascular exercises daily. ...Read more

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Do pre-existing conditions worsen in pregnancy?

Do pre-existing conditions worsen in pregnancy?

Yes: Preparation for a high-risk pregnancy should begin months in advance of stopping contraception. The best approach is to find out before trying to conceive (ttc) if there are tests to be done or medications to be changed. I advise both partners to make family histories, lists of medications and toxins to which they're exposed, checklists of qs they want to ask and to take them to an mfm specialist. ...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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I have pre hypertension, overweight, high cholesterol at 27. What is the liklihood of cardiac problems..

I have pre hypertension, overweight, high cholesterol at 27. What is the liklihood of cardiac problems..

Not now: But if you want to avoid problems in the future, you better start serious lifestyle changes, particularly when it comes to diet and exercise. You will not be able to be in better shape or to loose weight until you take this seriously and start a consistent exercise program. THIS IS THE TIME TO START!!!!(assuming your doctor has cleared you to do it) You can do it (and need to) ...Read more

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Does hypertension due to preeclampsia make you forever hypertension?Is it the same hypertension and preeclampsia?Normal BP after delvery almost 2years

Does hypertension due to preeclampsia make you forever hypertension?Is it the same hypertension and preeclampsia?Normal BP after delvery almost 2years

No ,look below: 1-chronic (preexisting) hypertension : starts before 20 weeks and last up to 12 weeks post partum. 2-gestational hypertension: first detected after 20 weeks of gestation in the absence of proteinuria or other diagnostic features of preeclampsia. ...Read more

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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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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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How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

Chikungunya: This and any infection can complicate pre-existing conditions. You should talk to an infectious disease doctor and let your doctor know. You may also need to see other specialist but start with ID doctor. ...Read more

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If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

Not likely: If healthy, and you eat well, keep active, take prenatal vitamins and have regular prenatal checks, while pregnant, you are not at risk for clots or pre eclampsia. Also, your chances of dying are about zero. Would you like to have a baby? Are you afraid? Looks like you have done some research. Why not talk to your dr about your concerns. Good luck to you. Dr. Mom. ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for becoming pregnant with hypertension?

What are the risk factors for becoming pregnant with hypertension?

Cause / level of BP: Mild high blood pressure may get better early in pregnancy. Hypertension is caused by kidney disease in up to 10% of patients and if kidney function is significantly impaired there is serious risk for miscarriage and pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia. No matter what the cause, BP needs to be controlled sometimes with medication. A specialist in high risk pregnancy may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm 48 and had a TIA no history of high blood pressure, diabetes, not overweight . After test no clots are any other related issues.

I'm 48 and had a TIA  no history of high blood pressure, diabetes, not overweight .  After test no clots are any other related  issues.

Real TIA?: Sounds like you have no risk factors for tia/stroke. Is this the first time? Sometimes symptoms of tus may be vague. Easy to confuse other minor disorders for a tia. ...Read more

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Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

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Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

Possible: Some diabetes medicines can cause side effect of weight gain. If the list of medicines stated in your profile is up to date, then i don't think any one of them can cause weight gain. Metformin is weight neutral. ...Read more

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Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Possibly: Metabolic alterations such as acidosis or alkalosis have been known to affect both ekg morphology and cardiac rhythm. Therefore changes in serum electrolytes and blood ph could increase the incidence of both atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more