Navigation Links
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks
Date:4/13/2010

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

TUESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing weight-loss surgery before having a baby greatly lowers the risk that obese women will develop major health problems during pregnancy, a new study reports.

Obese women, particularly those who are extremely so, face higher risks for blood pressure disorders such as preeclampsia during pregnancy. These types of disorders, also called hypertensive disorders, can cause complications and may result in infant death. They occur in about 7 percent of pregnancies in the United States.

In the study, Wendy L. Bennett and her colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore analyzed the medical records of 585 obese females, 16 to 45 years old, who underwent weight-loss surgery either before delivering a child (269 women) or after delivery (316 women) between 2002 and 2006.

"Women who delivered after surgery had a 75 percent lower odds of a diagnosis of a hypertensive disorder in pregnancy than women who had a delivery before surgery," the study authors wrote in their report, published online April 14 in BMJ.

The findings held true even after the researchers took into account such factors as preexisting diabetes and mother's age at time of delivery.

Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, should be considered for obese women of childbearing age who may wish to start a family, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on pregnancy complications.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: BMJ, news release, April 13, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Fat-Burning Chemical Points to New Weight-Loss Drug
2. A gimmick-free weight-loss pill in the works
3. Complex Weight-Loss Plans Erode Dieters Resolve
4. Weight-loss proves effective cure for sleep apnea
5. THIN ADVENTURE(TM) Presents the First Childrens Do-It-Yourself Weight-Loss Program
6. Repeated Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks
7. Kirstie Alley Launches Organic Weight-Loss System Organic Liaison
8. 28-Year Old from Texas Discovers His Own 'Instant Weight-Loss' Miracle Online
9. Patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis can undergo surgery sooner, shortening hospital stays
10. Murtha Gallbladder Removal Complications Underscore Risk of Common Surgery
11. Plastic Surgery Website Design Firm Rosemont Media Heads to Miami for the 44th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 ... ... Oral Health, is now offering treatments for patients with sleep apnea and TMJ ... consequences for dental and physical health. Dr. Rassouli provides personalized care to reduce ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... Allegheny ... experience of patients who seek access to the Network’s programs and services in the ... primary or specialty care appointments will be offered one for that same afternoon. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Tribble Insurance Agency, a family ... Virginia region, is inaugurating a charity event to honor Chad Phillip Dermyer, a local ... last year, Chad Phillip Dermyer and his fellow officers were conducting routine stops of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... has for the fifth consecutive year donated money to the Triumph Over Kid Cancer ... A. Ragan was one of those children. James saw firsthand the effect of the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... The ... while driving during a rain storm by slowing down and increasing the space between ... Fox 40. Los Angeles based car accident attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that, rain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that the German Research ... Germany , has purchased a MRIdian Linac ... Heidelberg as part of its initiative for MRI-based radiation ... headed by Medical Director and Professor Jürgen Debus, M.D., ... Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Heidelberg Heavy Ion Center ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... New Review of Safinamide ... Symptoms and Motor Complications in Mid- to Late-stage ... ... C Warren Olanow ... 2): 2-15, http://www.touchneurology.com/articles/safinamide-new-therapeutic-option-address-motor-symptoms-and-motor-complications-mid-late Published ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... CLEVELAND , Jan. 18, 2017  ViewRay, ... the world,s first and only clinical MRI-guided radiation ... gross proceeds of approximately $26.1 million through a ... Puissance Capital Management led the financing and was ... OrbiMed Advisors, LLC and Kearny Venture Partners, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: