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Increased risk of everything?

Postby amyk » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:15 am

Okay, let me see if I have this right...all of us here are now at an increased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke...anything else? I'm just trying to keep score.


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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby catherine » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:29 am

unemployment if I don't learn to manage my addiction!!!!

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby lgw » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:39 am

I've got the same addiction. I get to work, log on to the Foundation's web site, check it perodically throughout the day, then log off and go home. I also do a little work while I'm here.

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby josiah1112 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 01:11 pm

Hi girls,

I have the same "addiction". My husband has started calling me
"internet potatoe". ( I call him "couch potatoe")

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby paljane8 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 03:00 pm

Too funny!!!!!!

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby deerhart » Mon Feb 09, 2004 08:21 pm

miscarriage, aburption, and there are some that think there is a link between PE and diabetes
Most of us are probably also at a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis and blood clots.

PE is also linked to asthma (or the other way around, as uncontrolled asthma is considered a risk factor for PE).

Also, as many of the stories here on the forum show, some woman who have had PE have a harder time breastfeeding, which has been shown to lower the chance of breast cancer.

But, I think it would be very hard to say that we are at higher risk of all these things because we have PE. It could very well be that the medical community doesn't know or understand what damage this condition actually does to our bodies that can't be healed or fixed and this causes the increased risk.

Further, since heart disease is the number 1 killer of woman in general, its hard to say that woman who didn't have PE are at a signifcantly lower risk.

Finally, it would not suprise me to find out that some of the drugs given to us during our pregnancies (pitocin, mag etc) can mess with our hormones and body chemistry. This could lead to things like slowed metabolism, weight gain, etc.. which could also lead to increase risk.


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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby julie f » Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:16 pm

Count me in on the "addiction," my husband swears I have an internet boyfriend...

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby taras mom » Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:00 am

Scroll to page 4 of this document: Apparently we do have a lower risk of breast cancer. It's not much consolation, but I'll take it.

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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby sandy » Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:34 pm

Hi Erin,
Tell me more about the asthma/PE link, if you know anything else. Where have your heard this? What else have you heard about this link? I have had asthma forever...never crossed my mind to link the asthma and PE (delivered at 35 weeks/1 day b/c of severe PE). Also have chronic hypertension, which of course adds to the risk of PE...but I had never thought of asthma.
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Re : Increased risk of everything?

Postby deerhart » Fri Feb 13, 2004 05:41 pm

Ohh its from all over the web, just put in asthma and pregnancy or asthma nad preeclampsia and it will pull up all sorts of things.

Here's a few links

This link is very intersting in that it shows that woman with asthma are at more then double the risk of developing preeclampsia, 62% increased risk of having a c section, and an 86% increased risk of a longer then average hospital stay. Also your at 30-45% increased risk of having a premature baby, small birth weight, baby with longer hospital stay, smaller then average baby, or a birth defect.
But they also note that if the asthma is aggressively treated it may remove these increased risks.

Also note
Complications in pregnancy could increase children's risk of asthma, allergies.
Uterus-related complications during pregnancy may affect the development of a child's immune and respiratory systems and increase their risk of asthma and allergic diseases, according to Per Nafstad, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway and colleagues at the Nordic School of Public Health in Goteborg, Sweden.

Researchers conducted a 4-year study involving 2,531 children born in Oslo, Norway. Information was collected on maternally- related and uterus-related complications during pregnancy and the child's health and environmental exposures at birth and at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months and 4 years of age. Maternally related complications included, hyperemesis, hypertension and preeclampsia. Uterus related complications include antepartum hemorrhage, preterm contractions, insufficient placenta and restricted growth of the uterus.


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