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What is Pre eclampsia

What is Pre eclampsia

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Pre-eclampsia or Pregnancy-induced hypertension is one of the complications of pregnancy. Women with pre-eclampsia have high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Pre-eclampsia usually affects a pregnant woman during the second half of pregnancy, that is, about 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

You will be surprised to know that pre-eclampsia can come on suddenly, so it is very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. Be aware of its risk factors so that you can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia.

Complications of Pre-eclampsia

Call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs of pre-eclampsia such as
• Severe or persistent headaches 
• Pain on the right side of belly 
• Smaller urine output or reduction in the frequency of urination

If not diagnosed and monitored properly, pre-eclampsia can cause a number of serious complications, which can affect your health as well as the health of your baby.

Pre-eclampsia:

  • Increases your chances of having a premature delivery.
  • May also increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in future.
  • May also lead to placental abruption, during which your placenta separates from the inner wall of your uterus before delivery. This can cause heavy bleeding and damage to the placenta. This is a life-threatening condition for both you and your baby.

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