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What are the most common symptoms of toxemia?

What are the most common symptoms of toxemia?

Multiple: Swelling especially in the hands/face, headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting are warning signs. If you have any of the above symptoms - see your doctor right away. Your doc will check your blood pressure & your urine for protein to check for toxemia (preeclampsia, pih-pregnancy induced hypertension). Straight to l&d if you have abdominal pain (esp over your liver), vision loss, or seizures. ...Read more

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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 are the most common symptoms of diabetes?

What are the most common symptoms of diabetes?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

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What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

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What are the common symptoms of preclampsia?

What are the common symptoms of preclampsia?

Pre eclampsia: read this for lots of information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/basics/definition/con-20031644 ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of panhypopituitarism?

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See below: Chronic cough with mucus production, shortness of breath and decreased daily activity. This scale will help you to determine the earliest signs of copd http://copd.Org/sites/default/files/copd-screener.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

Almost none: Rarely mild headaches and pop up noises in your ear. Mostly you dont feel a thing, thats why is really important to keep your appt with your ob/gyn and have your blood pressure checked every appointment. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of empyema?

What are the most common symptoms of empyema?

Fever...: Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung. Patient's with empyema are usually ill with fever/chills, elevated white blood cell count, chest discomfort, coughing, perhaps shortness of breath. Treatment usually consists of chest tube drainage as well as antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

Pain: Toddlers usually refuse to walk (or they have a limp). Older children, adolescents and adults have back pain and decreased range of motion. There may also be abdominal or pelvic pain. Muscle spasm is common. Bending forward (flexion of the spine) may make the pain worse. There is often loss of lumbar lordosis (curve). Fever and malaise are common. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting,pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of fibroids?

What are the most common symptoms of fibroids?

Nothing: Most people that have fibroids have no symptoms and may not even know they have them. Patients that are symptomatic usually have a change in there bleeding--usually heavier and longer or an increase in pain. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?

What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?

Cough, fever: Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children, and is caused by viruses like respiratory syncitial virus (rsv). It causes a cough, runny nose, and fever. While this is generally not serious in children, some infants experience extreme difficulty breathing and may require breathing treatments and monitoring within the hospital. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of astrocytoma?

What are the most common symptoms of astrocytoma?

That depends: Astrocytomas come in many flavors. They produce symptoms by local brain invasion and compression of adjacent structures as well as increased intracranial pressure. The clinical symptoms depend on the involved areas of the brain. Headache is the most common symptom. This does not mean that every headache is a brain tumor. Suggestive signs are nausea and vomiting or a change in headache pattern. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of gynecomastia?

What are the most common symptoms of gynecomastia?

Normal: Gynecomastia "means breasts like a woman." it oftens occurs in puberty and is not serious. Symptoms are mildly enlarged breasts & nipples in a male. But many adolescents are embarrassed by it. Sometimes surgery needs to be done for mental health reasons. Rarely, it is caused by neuroendocrine disorders. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of toxemia?

Multiple: Swelling especially in the hands/face, headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting are warning signs. If you have any of the above symptoms - see your doctor right away. Your doc will check your blood pressure & your urine for protein to check for toxemia (preeclampsia, pih-pregnancy induced hypertension). Straight to l&d if you have abdominal pain (esp over your liver), vision loss, or seizures. ...Read more

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What are symptoms when your pregnant gf gets toxemia?

What are symptoms when your pregnant gf gets toxemia?

Preeclampsia: Toxemia of pregnancy, or preeclampsia, is a multi-system disorder involving high blood pressure and proteinuria in the last half of pregnancy. The degree of hypertension and proteinuria, and the presence or absence of other clinical manifestations of the disease vary from patient to patient. About 1/4 of patients will have nonspecific symptoms like headache, belly pain, and visual changes. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get toxemia?

Do a lot of people get toxemia?

Toxemia: Those people that already had toxemia with other baby are at a much higher risk of developing the disease with the next pregnancies. Averages around 25% for this people. ...Read more

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What indicates toxemia? Bp high number, low number, or is it just a change from previous?

High blood pressure: Toxemia, also called preeclampsia, is diagnosed after 20 weeks gestation if your blood pressure is greater than 140/90 on 2 occasions 6 hours apart, and you have more than 300 mg of protein in your urine in a 24-hour urine sample. ...Read more

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Can toxemia cause parkinson's?

No evidence it does: If by toxemia you mean what physicians call preeclampsia or the hellp syndrome, there are no known associations with parkinson's disease. If you have seen a familial link, let your physician know as it may lead to an interesting discovery. ...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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What is the heredity pattern of toxemia?

Multifactorial.: Family history of preeclampsia (also known as toxemia of pregnancy) does increase the likelihood of preeclampsia in any given pregnancy, however it is not the most significant risk factor. Short sexual cohabitation, young or advanced maternal age (<20, >35) and first pregnancy (or previous affected pregnancy) are all much more potent risk factors. ...Read more

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How fast will toxemia go away after delivery?

Less than 24 hours: Toxemia or pre-eclampsia complicates about 8% of pregnancies. The cure for toxemia is delivery and the resolution usually starts in less than 24 hours. However, it can take days or weeks for the disorder to completely resolve - and it could recurr even several weeks after delivery after it has seemed to go away. Importantly, some cases of toxemia do not even start until after delivery. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone dies of pneumonia due to toxemia?

Many systems fail: Pneumonia, usually due to bacteria, but some viruses, causes failure of many organs, toxemia usually applies to pregnancy complications, not always associated with pneumonia. To answer your question properly, you need to define your question, whether it refers to pregnancy, or patients very ill with pneumonia who are not pregnant. And die from life threatening pneumonia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bacteremia, toxemia & septicemia ?

Synonyms: Bactermia and septicemia are terms for the presence of bacteria, fungi, or viruses in the blood although typically used for bacteria. Toxemia means the presence of inflammatory toxins in the blood which may be part of septicemia so the terms are similar. ...Read more

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My mom had bad toxemia and sisters all had preclampsia. What are my risks at 18 with first baby?

My mom had bad toxemia and sisters all had preclampsia. What are my risks at 18 with first baby?

>25% - really high.: I would recommend starting baby Aspirin (80-81 mg orally daily) before conception (or by 16 weeks at the latest) to decrease your risk by 15% or more. Preeclampsia predisposes you to future hypertension and neurological deficits (albeit subtle). Maternal-fetal medicine consultation is paramount in properly managing your high-risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick. ...Read more

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Why did daughter have seizures after delivery? Toxemia

Eclampsia.: Eclampsia (greek for "shining") is known since antiquity to affect young women in their first pregnancy either before or after delivery. If is a vasoconstrictive disorder originating from poor placental implatnation possibly due to a form of allergic reaction of the maternal body to the paternal antigens of the conceptus. It tends to recur with future pregnancies and Aspirin may help prevent it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxemia?

What is the treatment for toxemia?

Delivery: Toxemia is only relieved or cured with the delivery of the baby. If toxemia develops before the pregnancy is carried to full-term, medications, bedrest and close monitoring may be used to try to keep mother & baby stable until baby is a little more mature. Magnesium sulfate is used to reduce seizure risk prior to and during delivery, and other blood pressure medications may be used as well. ...Read more

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I was pregnant 6 years ago and had toxemia. Should I be worried now?

Not unless pregnant.: Recurrence risk is up to 25-65% (for severe, early onset pree). You can decrease that risk by maintaining a normal weight for your height, cohabitating with the same sexual partner for at least 2 years and taking Aspirin 81 mg daily prior to conception (or starting at the latest by 16 weeks). If you are not pregnant, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I suffered with toxemia two years ago, and since then have horrible pain in my neck--what can I do for it?

I suffered with toxemia two years ago, and since then have horrible pain in my neck--what can I do for it?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I am scared of having a seizure in toxemia, what are the chances?

I am scared of having a seizure in toxemia, what are the chances?

0.6-3%.: An eclamptic seizure occurs in 2 to 3% of severely preeclamptic women not receiving anti-seizure prophylaxis with magnesium sulfate; the seizure rate is estimated to be <0.6%in women with mild preeclampsia. The incidence of eclampsia has been relatively stable at 1.6 to 10 cases per 10, 000 deliveries in developed countries. ...Read more