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Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Can pre-existing conditions effect pregnancy?

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Every woman who has a pre-existing medical condition should bring that forward to their care provider before getting pregnant or as early as you can in pregnancy. > There are many different medical conditions that can have effect pregnancy and can require different monitoring during the pregnancy. 

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Pre-Existing Conditions & Pregnancy

Lori Berard

Lori Berard

RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Nurse Consultant
Nurse
Winnipeg, MB
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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

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Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can have various symptoms depending on how low your blood sugar has dropped. When it is just entering the low blood sugar range, you can feel shaky or weak. When your low blood sugar is more moderate or severe, you can have trouble concentrating or feel confused. If you have questions about how to recognize low blood sugar, you can ask your family doctor.

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Definition of Hypoglycemia

Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
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Are there conditions that could lead to greater risk with knee replacement surgery?

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There are certain conditions that might lead to poorer outcomes with knee replacement surgery. If your weight can be classified as severe obesity, weight loss might be necessary before knee surgery. Also, if you the bones in your knee are very stiff, or the skin is not optimal around your knee, your chances of a successful surgery might be reduced. Your surgeon will be able to tell you if there are any concerns with going ahead with your knee replacement.

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Alternative Treatments for Knee Replacement Surgery