Low Sodium Diets for Managing Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

When a woman is diagnosed with gestational hypertension, she may wonder if following a low sodium diet which is otherwise known to reduce blood pressure may be helpful. ... read more »

High Risk Pregnancy Complications Guide

What you should know about high-risk pregnancy! ... read more »

Preeclampsia During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening medical condition that typically occurs during the second half of pregnancy. The major signs of preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. ... read more »

Fetal Growth Issues

The majority of the babies born every day are of normal weight and normal length but the fluctuation in birth weight can be astounding. There are certain reasons for smaller and bigger babies. ... read more »

Predicting Preeclampsia at 13 weeks of the Pregnancy

British researchers have developed an algorithm, which appears to be a far better predictor of gestational hypertension than the conventional approach of maternal history alone: ... read more »

Hypertension in Pregnancy May be Linked to Lead Exposure

Researchers have found a connection between lead exposure and hypertension in pregnancy. Even tiny amounts of lead can cause a significant increase in pregnancy blood pressure. ... read more »

Predicting Preeclampsia at 13 Weeks

British researchers have developed an algorithm, which appears to be a far better predictor of gestational hypertension than the conventional approach of maternal history alone ... read more »

Extra Calcium Reduces Hypertension: Nothing More

Pregnant women taking increased amounts of calcium during pregnancy may reduce the risk of hypertension, but no other positive benefits are proven, according to a new study. ... read more »

Most Important Health Screens for Men

Men should get regular health screenings to ensure optimal health. Here are the most important health screenings for men and how often screenings should take place. ... read more »

Hypertension in Men

Hypertension is one of those conditions that men can live with for years without even knowing they have it, but just because the first few years are asymptomatic does not mean hypertension is not damaging overall health. ... read more »

The Truth About Erectile Dysfunction

There are physical and psychological causes for erectile dysfunction (ED), though most cases are caused by physical conditions that restrict blood flow to the penis. ... read more »

Don’t Let Salt Cravings Compromise Good Nutrition

There are lots of simple ways to turn a potentially unhealthy snack into both a  satisfying and nutritious treat. Do your heart a favor and try swapping the fries and chips for the following snack ideas. ... read more »

Early Pregnancy Hypertension Increases Birth Defect Risk

A new research study published in the British Medical Journal, claims women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to have children with birth defects. ... read more »

BMI, High Blood Pressure and Low Education Levels

A study published in BMC Public Health reveals a connection between education levels and increased blood pressure during pregnancy. However, when the results were filtered based on BMI, the correlation diminished. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

Not only do women have to worry about preeclampsia during pregnancy, the effects of increased blood pressure during pregnancy may last for years. ... read more »

Common Health Threats Men Should Learn About

From a young age, men are taught to shake off your pain and keep moving, you're men after all. And while this attitude may mean fewer doctor's visits, there are some common health threats that hide behind simple visages. ... read more »

Phosphates and Soda Linked to Hypertension

A diet high in phosphates causes the production of FGF23 to go into overdrive, producing more than the kidneys can handle; cardiovascular disease can soon follow. ... read more »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy and Stroke Risk

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the most common medical concern doctors see in their pregnant patients. As many as three percent of all pregnant women experience complications of hypertension. ... read more »

Premature Births and Risk of Heart Disease for Mom

When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Hypertensive Complications

Over the past 20 years, medical records of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes have shown an increase in blood pressure with many women falling into the hypertensive group during pregnancy. However, there are no indications of increased hypertensive complications in the same group of women. ... read more »

Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Healthy lifestyle choices can increase the likelihood a woman will have a normal pregnancy outcome, according to a new study by a collaboration of scientists from the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. ... read more »

Oral Vs. Intravenous Labetalol: Hypertensive Emergency During Pregnancy

In a randomized controlled trial, researchers from the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in India compared the effectiveness of oral nifedipine to intravenous (IV) labetalol. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

A favorite treat for many women is found to help prevent a dangerous pregnancy condition. ... read more »

Chronic Hypertension: Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who have chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) before pregnancy are at greater risk of pregnancy complications than women who are not hypertensive before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Maternal Medical Society Explores Late-Term Hypertension

Babies born between weeks 39 and 40 of pregnancy have the most positive outcomes, according to the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. ... read more »

How Sleep Affects Maternal Blood Pressure

Researchers have linked sleeping patterns to increase blood pressure late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications with Multiple Births

Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a singleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies. ... read more »

Preeclampsia and Pregnancy

Last week I saw a patient for her first prenatal visit. She was 8 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy was achieved with IVF (in vitro fertilization). ... read more »

High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

Pregnancy hypertension is recognized as one of the most common pregnancy complications and occurs in about 10% of all pregnancies. ... read more »

Milk and Preeclampsia Hypertension

A recent study found the presence of ergothione in the blood of women with preeclampsia to be higher than healthy pregnant women. Ergothione is an antioxidant found in fungi. ... read more »

Toxemia - Repeating

I had preeclampsia (toxemia) in my last pregnancy. What are the odds of it repeating? ... read more »

Migraine Headaches and Preeclampsia

Women with migraine headache are more likely to develop preeclampsia and women with either migraine or preeclampsia are at increased risk of stroke. ... read more »

Are Unsafe Antihypertensives Being Used During Pregnancy?

It is estimated that upwards of 5% of pregnant women take medications to control high blood pressure. Blood pressure naturally increases during pregnancy, but if it climbs too high it can lead to dangerous side effects and premature death. ... read more »

As If Pregnancy Wasn’t Tense Enough…

If you’re experiencing hypertension during your pregnancy, you are surely not alone. It is the most common medical disorder in pregnant women. Its more serious forms are actually one of the major causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the US. ... read more »