Monday, November 21, 2011
LIVELINES: WOMEN AND HEALTH CARE
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic followed over three hundred women throughout their pregnancies.
Now a new test may be able to predict which women will develop high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Dr. Kirk Brody was our guest this morning. Dr. Brody said women who developed pre-eclampsia had specific kidney cells identified in their urine during mid-pregnancy. The finding also showed the cells were never detected in women with normal pregnancies.
Dr. Brody also said detecting and treating the condition early is important because left untreated it could cause potentially fatal complications for both mother and baby.
Dr. Brody also mentioned a number of clinical trials he has going on at his office. They include women with low sex drive, hormone replacement therapy, and diabetes.