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1 Simple Question That Could Improve Women’s Health | Meryam Sugulle | TED

There’s a reliable indicator of a woman’s future likelihood of cardiovascular disease — but it rarely gets asked about, says obstetrician and researcher Meryam Sugulle. She delves into the role of the placenta in pregnancy, how it can predict health outcomes and the single question that should be worked into routine health screenings. If you…

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There’s a reliable indicator of a woman’s future likelihood of cardiovascular disease — but it rarely gets asked about, says obstetrician and researcher Meryam Sugulle. She delves into the role of the placenta in pregnancy, how it can predict health outcomes and the single question that should be worked into routine health screenings.

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42 Comments

  1. @spicycheesegaming8390

    May 17, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    Under a minute gang

    👇

  2. @Phoebe249

    May 17, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    This is NOT true no single scientific prove

    • @bevturner2258

      May 18, 2024 at 5:14 am

      Apparently it is true. I’ve just read the study in question and there are other studies out there showing the association.

    • @Phoebe249

      May 18, 2024 at 3:06 pm

      there are so many factors which influence potential future issue she lists, including sleep, diet, where you live, life style, finally genetics and amount of processed food consumed …

      I looked at these studies, theyvare shallow, as it is not deep enough to prove the tese she is making ….

      Troubles in pregnacy have a multiple backgrounds among others your genetics, diet before, if you smoked, alcohol consumotions, drugs etc its too shallow to come to such a huge statement ,

      Its not science its a commercial science, which we geneticians will not accept as no proper in depth analysis.

      Its like with ovarian- breast cancer tests done by gimmick, american company 23andme, tests which had accuracy of 20% !!!!! So 80% error, but it allowed them to collect data which they sold after …

      Here, you ask all women who had pregnancy troubles to come and test themselves if they are at risk in the future with tests which has idem accuracy , maybe 20% . Another scam

      Sorry am not buying it 😊

    • @bevturner2258

      May 18, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      @@Phoebe249
      I hear what you’re saying. However, she is talking about a very specific risk factor, pre-eclampsia, which is not that common (affecting about 5% of pregnancies). The number of participants was over 2 million, so was a very large study. I’m inclined to think of pregnancy as a stress test for a woman’s body. It makes sense to me that if your body doesn’t deal with pregnancy that well, then you’re probably going to have issues as you get older. The studies have shown this to be true. Of course if you’re highly motivated and look after yourself you’ll probably beat the odds 😊

  3. @kp6215

    May 17, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    Men rule medical teaching the women had to have general strike with put in jail forced feeding because we demanded the right to vote but voting didn’t bring equal medical trials on medicine. Women should care for women not men.

  4. @kp6215

    May 17, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Genetic defect caused by chemical contamination that caused by place the woman inhabits that railroad jobs produced my dad too small almost died 1917 . Sugar Beet manufacturing with chemicals caused cancer caused death of manager of that manufacturing in 1954.

  5. @maryjanedaniels7310

    May 17, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Very interesting…

  6. @kp6215

    May 17, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    American Heart Association in 1980 knew these facts but never acted as I worked for this organization thus left for further computer education.

    • @AyeshaAdam850

      May 17, 2024 at 3:54 pm

      Wow! That’s ridiculous 😮

  7. @thelordcommander5

    May 17, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you ❤️‍🔥

  8. @imeldacabrera2697

    May 17, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    even the pregnancy complications like pre-eclampsia happened long ago ,will it still carry the possibility for women to have a heart problems when they get older?

    • @VBoo459

      May 23, 2024 at 6:20 pm

      Generally if you suffer for eclampsia, you’re at risk for hypertension in the future.

  9. @johnwinebrenner1231

    May 17, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    This is also important information for all the children who have heard from their mothers “You are going to give me a heart attack”.

  10. @ElicBehexan

    May 17, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    But… I haven’t had a pregnancy… neither has my sister and my mother died 14 years ago. My mother didn’t have any sisters… I guess I’m out of luck there…

  11. @hammadaqib7076

    May 17, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    The question is, “Have you had any pregnancy complications?”

    • @hvglaser

      May 18, 2024 at 2:42 am

      Thank you

  12. @ShawnnaKizziar-np2ii

    May 17, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    My name is Shawna kizziar I’m 45 yrs.old and I’ve had no complications with all four of the natural births I’ve given with my own children.

  13. @scheenafarmer3979

    May 17, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    Four children, natural birth, all children born healthy, no epidural, No complications before birth and none after.

    • @Mustachioed_Mollusk

      May 17, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      If you can’t help others do the same those words are just you bragging.

    • @scheenafarmer3979

      May 18, 2024 at 12:02 am

      @@Mustachioed_Mollusk yes, I am and I don’t apologize for it. This was God’s plan not mine and I get to own it knowing who helped me, he has not failed me. 👅

    • @HikaruYamamoto

      May 18, 2024 at 9:13 am

      @@Mustachioed_Mollusk Its not bragging to everyone, I don’t ever want kids and all I do is cringe when people talk about having them.

    • @HikaruYamamoto

      May 18, 2024 at 9:14 am

      I’ve never had complications either, but thats cause I’m not going to have any lol

    • @scheenafarmer3979

      May 18, 2024 at 11:19 am

      @@HikaruYamamoto lol, whether you have children or not pain is pain you will have a chance to feel it and will remember how you feel about it in that moment then you can relate, anyways good for you it’s a choice and I have no regrets to be with people who are different than me

  14. @sharonhoepker

    May 17, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    A woman’s immune system has to downgrade in order to not reject the fetus (remember, it is only 50% her DNA). But it is a tricky dance as she needs immune protection. Her blood volume increases by about 45% by the end of her pregnancy. But it is adjusted, more plasma than a non-pregnant woman. The placenta needs to transfer both oxygen and food to the fetus. It is a lot to ask of the pregnant woman’s cardiovascular system, and it all has to happen in response to the fetus growth. It makes sense to me that if the mother’s cardiovascular system struggles with this process it may be a sign that she is more likely to have cardiovascular struggles later in life.

    • @HikaruYamamoto

      May 18, 2024 at 9:07 am

      Yet nobody tells any of these things ever to young women. All I ever knew was that it will hurt a bit and you may get stretch marks. Thats it. Luckily I did eventually look things up online and am childfree now. I think the reason they don’t tell women is so they don’t end up like me not wanting kids.

    • @dragonfly464

      May 19, 2024 at 10:28 am

      Read: Breastfeeding and the Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 300 000 Chinese Women

    • @leafy5432

      May 20, 2024 at 5:08 pm

      ​@@HikaruYamamoto according to the research the woman in the video is talking about, pregnancy is like a stress test. It isn’t the *reason* for cardiovascular problems down the road, but an idicator that you will have problems because your body doesn’t respond well to stress. The reason people don’t talk much about women’s health is because there is a serious lack of research in that department. If you don’t want to have kids that’s fine but to say that it will *cause* health problems is a stretch.

    • @HikaruYamamoto

      May 20, 2024 at 5:59 pm

      @@leafy5432 Oh I’m not talking about just that. Theres much worse than just stress on your body where you might have issues down the line. That just adds to the problems and risks. I keep finding new horrible reasons to never get pregnant and this one is actually quite mild.

    • @leafy5432

      May 20, 2024 at 6:12 pm

      @@HikaruYamamoto of the many mothers I know including myself, I only know 2 who had any issues with their pregnancies but they were very unhealthy to begin with. Of course there are plenty of bad things that can happen with pregnancy as with all things in life, but reading about all the negative things that can happen might give you a false sense of how common it is in the real world. Don’t be afraid to live.

  15. @dragonfly464

    May 18, 2024 at 2:19 am

    It is an anti life propaganda

    • @HikaruYamamoto

      May 18, 2024 at 9:11 am

      Its too late, young women are starting to learn the truth and are choosing not to have kids now. The childfree are growing in numbers and you can’t stop us!

    • @CollegeHelp21

      May 18, 2024 at 4:58 pm

      It seems like you didn’t watch any/all of the video. She wants to add early cardiovascular screenings for women who have complicated pregnancies based on risk factors. Do you have other research to show women who have complicated pregnancies should not have early cardiovascular screenings?

    • @dragonfly464

      May 19, 2024 at 10:25 am

      @@CollegeHelp21 The main idea is in the end. Pregnancy = complications. It is a “soft” propaganda.
      She “forgot” of decreasing risk of cancer, see the material: _Potential Mechanisms underlying the Protective Effect of Pregnancy against Breast Cancer: A Focus on the IGF Pathway_
      and concentrated only on scary stories

    • @dragonfly464

      May 19, 2024 at 10:27 am

      @@CollegeHelp21 and there is an opposite investigation regarding Heart: _Breastfeeding and the Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 300 000 Chinese Women_ pregnancy lead to reducing possibility of heart problems for many women

  16. @rashidabaakza8554

    May 18, 2024 at 3:19 am

    I always had high risk pregnancies. My first baby was still born at 34 weeks and the cause was complications in the placenta formation. Me and My doctors, caregivers didn’t know, all of a sudden when babies moments began to slow and I literally felt less kicking and I rushed to emergency, almost after 10 hours I gave normal birth to still born baby. I had a very difficult time almost suicidal time as it was my first baby. And the worst part was when I came to know that this are 1-2% rare cases. And I was like why only me, what I did wrong or it was some curse. And now I have two beautiful daughters after three and five years. 🤞🧿

  17. @tride536

    May 18, 2024 at 9:02 am

    Giving a birth will make any mother’s heart weaker over time.
    Not every woman gets pregnant so not every can be diagnosed this way.

  18. @guusklip4210

    May 18, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    Why wouldn’t an increase in pregnancy related complications be a result of increased risk of cardiovascular disease by any sort of environmental, genetic or lifestyle related factors, instead of it being caused by the latter?

  19. @user-qx3xp8ky8e

    May 19, 2024 at 2:56 am

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  20. @StylingPrincessM

    May 19, 2024 at 3:58 am

    ok but what if you’ve never been pregnant?

  21. @Phoebe249

    May 19, 2024 at 4:54 pm

    Verytrue what you say,make sense, I must admit 😊,

  22. @Phoebe249

    May 19, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    I believe still you can avoid any issues but you need to take care of yourself 😊

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