Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

Many medical disorders can be seen in the pregnant woman; few are incompatible with pregnancy. In the management and care of the pregnant woman with a medical illness, it is important to understand the normal physiology of pregnancy and the effect of the disorder on the pregnancy, and vice versa. Common medical problems in pregnancy include anemia, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, and pyelonephritis. Women with moderate to severe preexisting medical illness should be referred for evaluation to a physician experienced in managing the disorder in pregnancy.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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