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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...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 pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

No: Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia. Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well. ...Read more

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Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. Anencephaly is the most extreme form of a neural tube defect. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Yes: Usually it happends when mom has a low pressure and by default the fetus does too. If the umbilical cord gets compressed there will also be poor fetal perfusion. Some medications can be tranmitted to fetus and cause hypotension and poor perfusion. If prolonged it can be disasterous to the baby. ...Read more

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Can chronic stress cause preclampsia with a previos normal pregnancy?

Can chronic stress cause preclampsia with a previos normal pregnancy?

PreecLampsia : there is no relationship between preeclampsia and emotional stress as a causal agent - although I imagine that preeclampsia certainly can cause stress. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read more

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Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Yes: Unfortunately, childbirth can still cause death. This is usually from bleeding, general anesthesia or stroke. Your best bet to reduce this risk is to start your pregnancy healthy. Eat a balanced diet, exercise and control any medical problems you do have. Nothing can take the risk to zero but you would be surprised how much you can do! ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy induced goiter?

What causes pregnancy induced goiter?

Stress: Pregnancy puts a stress on your entire body, including your thyroid. It can bring out mild deficiencies that lead to thyroid enlargement (goiter). In addition, immune mechanisms can lead to inflammation and thyroid enlargement. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure for the fetus and seizures with heart failure in mothers. ...Read more

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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read more

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Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Can preterm delivery manifest malignant symptoms?

Yes: Preterm labor can manifest as hellp syndrome which result in hypertension, headaches, filtration defects of the kidneys, visual defects. If untreated can result in stroke or fetal demise. ...Read more

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Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...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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Dr. Howard Schneider
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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