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  • Pregnant woman with two ultrasound scans of twins resting on her belly

    Pregnancy with Multiples

    Pregnancy with multiples means more than one baby in your uterus at once. They carry a higher chance of gestational… are exercising and getting plenty of rest. Other complications from a pregnancy with multiples, include: Anemia (not enough red blood cells) Gestational hypertension or preeclampsia…

  • Fetal Growth Restriction

    Sometimes babies don’t grow at the normal rate before they are born. Taking care of your body and regular visits… it will happen the next time. If you do have another pregnancy affected by FGR, you may have an illness, such as hypertension. Good control…

  • A female neurologist shows a male patient with multiple sclerosis symptoms something on a synthetic brain.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. There is no cure, but there are medicines that… birth. Having MS while being pregnant does not put you or your baby at higher risk of complications. This includes pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure)…

  • Close-up of a mosquito on human skin. West Nile virus is an infectious disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. It’s usually spread by infected mosquitos.

    West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is an infectious disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. It’s usually spread by infected mosquitos… risk of developing severe illness if you: Are more than 60 years of age Have certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, or kidney disease Are…

  • doctor listens to a baby’s heart with a stethoscope

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a heart problem that some people are born with and can include a hole in the… other heart problems, including: Bacterial endocarditis. This is an infection of the heart valves or the lining of the heart chambers. Pulmonary hypertension. This is…

  • Young Woman Checking Blood Pressure At Home

    Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home may be necessary for certain medical conditions… Many people monitor their blood pressure at home. They often do this to manage or treat a certain health condition. If you monitor your blood pressure at home, keep a record or…

  • Pregnant woman asleep on her side

    Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Better Rest

    A good night’s sleep is even more important when you’re pregnant, but hard to come by. Follow these tips for… The amount of sleep you get while you’re pregnant not only affects you and your baby but could impact your labor and delivery as well…

  • Illustration of a human body with close-ups of a normal aorta and one with an abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    Sometimes an area of a blood vessel wall will get weak. It can start to swell like a balloon and… What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? The main blood vessel in your body is the aorta. It is a long blood vessel called…

  • Colorful tablets and capsules arranged in heart shape to represent medicine for heart problems

    Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Take your beta blockers to stay heart healthy… A beta blocker is a prescription medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. This kind of medicine blocks the harmful effects of your body’s stress hormones on your heart. (The stress hormone is epinephrine,…

  • Blood pressure cuff and meter with a small, red heart positioned in front

    Lifestyle Changes to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Lowing high blood pressure is possible with small lifestyle changes… If you have high blood pressure, you can lower it with small lifestyle changes. Work with your doctor to develop a plan for lowering your blood pressure. Part of the plan may also include taking…

  • Young woman with metabolic syndrome drinks water after jogging outdoors.

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a term for a set of risk factors for heart disease including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and… What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a set of risk factors for heart disease. These include high blood pressure,…

  • Doctor measures the blood pressure of a pregnant woman

    Preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia is a condition women can get while pregnant. It involves an increase in blood pressure and signs of damage… What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition women can get when pregnant. It is sometimes called toxemia. It occurs when women who are pregnant have…

  • A man has fainted outdoors

    Fainting

    Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time… What is fainting? Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time (usually…