Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.
Experience should prevail when choosing an antihypertensive for very high blood pressure during pregnancy, because the evidence supporting one drug’s use over another is lacking.
Women with a history of preeclampsia or other hypertensive pregnancy diseases are more likely to experience vasomotor menopausal symptoms.
In high-risk women, a regimen of aspirin cannot prevent preeclampsia but may reduce the incidence of the condition, reported researchers in Finland.
Dietary and lifestyle interventions in pregnancy can reduce maternal gestational weight gain and improve outcomes for both mother and baby, according to a new study. In Europe and the United States, 20% to 40% of women gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy.
Oral nifedipine and intravenous labetalol show similar efficacy in their ability to control hypertensive emergencies of pregnancy, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant may be doubling their unborn child’s risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension, according to new research.
Acute-onset hypertension lasting 15 minutes or longer in women with preeclampsia or eclampsia is a hypertensive emergency that requires antihypertensive treatment, according to a new Committee Opinion of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College).
A history of high blood pressure may be indicative of future physical as well as psychiatric problems, according to a new study published in General Health Psychiatry. The study found an association between preexisting hypertension, but not pregnancy-induced hypertension, and risk for depression.
Research has shown that the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt-1)/placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio can be used to assess and identify women who develop preeclampsia.