Menstrual Cramps & Pregnancy

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Menstrual Cramps & Pregnancy

Women with menstrual cramps are often treated with medications to ease the pain . Prior studies have suggested accupunture/ acupressure may help those who suffer from these symptoms. A recent paper was published suggesting that  app-based self-administered acupressure vs usual care allowed for improved symptoms. The study was conducted in Germany and included 221 prospective randomized trial over a 3 year period

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Magnesium Seizure Prophylaxis and Pre-eclampsia

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Something that has been addressed many times before, but is very important to remember: pre-eclampsia without severe features can become pre-eclampsia with severe features very, very quickly. No healthcare practice is completely confident in not missing that potentially rapid transition, so most practices utilize a universal magnesium seizure prophylaxis during intra-partum and postpartum care of

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Underlying Medical Issues and Pre-eclampsia

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At times there may be difficulty to differentiate between the presence of preeclampsia or an another underlying chronic medical condition. Many women with underlying health complications, such as chronic hypertension, renal disease, diabetes and vascular diseases are all at risk for the development of pre-eclampsia. The diagnosis of preeclampsia in this population may be very

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Mild or Severe Pre-eclampsia

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Mild or Severe Pre-eclampsia

Preeclampsia may present solely with hypertension and protein in the urine or these features may be combined with multisystem organ dysfunction (eg kidney, liver, blood system abnormalities). Onxe the diagnosis is made there is always the concern about the evolution of disorder and doctors recognize it as a potentially progressive process if not appropriately treated.

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How is pre-eclampsia diagnosed?

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How is pre-eclampsia diagnosed?

The traditional concept of diagnosing pre-eclampsia includes the elevation of blood pressure, clinical diagnosis of peripheral hands, feet, and/or face swelling, and proteinuria (ie. when the urine has abnormal quantities of protein). The later issue is an indication of a problem with the kidneys. Recently, with new diagnostic criteria, for diagnosis of pre-eclampsia does not

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