The causes of preterm labor and premature birth are numerous, complex, and only partly understood. Medical, psychosocial, and biological factors may all play a role in preterm labor and birth. There are three main situations in which preterm labor and premature birth may occur:
Why Does Type 2 Diabetes Cause Your Feet to Go Numb?
Numbness in the feet is a symptom of neuropathy or nerve damage, one of the most common long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. Neuropathy is caused by poor blood sugar control that persists over a long period of time.
What to Expect
For the majority of women, pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks – but sometimes it ends at less than 37 weeks. Here's what you need to know, from the causes of premature labor to preventative measures and what to expect if you do go into labor early.
10 Risk Factors of Preterm Labor
Preterm labor occurs in approximately 12% of pregnancies. Today are looking at 10 risk factors of preterm labor.
How to prevent preterm labor
You might not be able to prevent preterm labor, but there's much you can do to promote a healthy, full-term pregnancy
Tips for Mitigating the Risk of Preterm Labor
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Tony Soliman addresses this serious health concern and offers tips for mitigating the risk of preterm labor.
How Can Medical Malpractice Cause Preterm Delivery?
Some premature births occur due to medical negligence, and subsequent complications may be considered birth injuries.
Meadowbrook Press. How to Decrease Your Risk of Preterm Labor
Attend all prenatal appointments and carefully consider your caregiver’s suggestions. Continue treatment for chronic conditions Eat well during pregnancy and take any prescribed supplements. Try to reach your suggested weight before becoming pregnant and avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy Get screened for infections. If any are detected, have them treated. Avoid smoking, secondhand smoke, alcohol, and hazardous substances. Limit strenuous activities and ask others for…
How diabetes causes muscle loss
Diabetes is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. A Japanese research group revealed that elevation of blood sugar levels leads to muscle atrophy and that two proteins play key roles in this phenomenon. These findings were published on Feb. 21 in the online edition of JCI Insight.
Why does diabetes cause heart failure?
A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure. The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients.
How diabetes causes Neuropathy and other foot problems
According to figures from 2010, an estimated 285 million people globally had diabetes, with type 2 making up about 90% of the cases. Its incidence is increasing rapidly, and by 2030, this number is…
Why Does Diabetes Cause Foot Problems?
60-70% of people with diabetes will lose sensation in their feet. Diabetes is the leading cause of lower extremity amputations not caused by an accident or injury.
How Maternal Age Affects Premature Birth in NJ
Our NJ preterm labor and delivery attorneys serve victims of premature birth malpractice in Hackensack, Morristown, Summit, Paterson, Newark, Jersey City, and New Brunswick, NJ.
How does diabetes cause foot ulcers ?
Why Do Diabetics Amputate The lack of healthy blood flow leads to ulceration closely related to diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nerve pain and foot care. I worry about the possibility of an ulcer. What should I
Why does diabetes cause heart failure? Study reveals what happens at cellular level; findings...
A new study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure. The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients.
Diabetes Basics: What Is Diabetes?
Learn and know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as what happens to the body when you have diabetes.
Why Can't More US Women Access Medications for Preterm Birth?
Poor Black women aren't getting either of the medications that prevent preterm births.
Exercise, Pregnancy, and Preterm Birth: What Advice Can We Give?
A systematic review of studies that looked at physical activity in pregnancy and risk for preterm delivery provides some answers.
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Learn when and how gestational diabetes may affect your pregnancy.
What Is Your Diabetes IQ?
Put your knowledge to the test with our diabetes self-care quiz