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Description of Pre-eclampsia

Definition of Pre-eclampsiaAccording to dictionary definition  Some pregnant women with high blood pressure develop preeclampsia. It is a sudden increase in blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy. It can be life threatening for both you and the unborn baby. For a pregnant woman, high blood pressure can cause problems to the mother and the unborn baby.    Signs and Symptoms of Pre-eclampsiaAccording to dictionary definition  The mother carrying a baby can have high blood pressure either before conceiving or after conceiving. When the blood pressure of the pregnant mother is high, it is termed as gestational hypertension. This can lead to either low birthweight or premature delivery of the baby.    Treatments of Pre-eclampsiaAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment for high blood pressure in pregnancy may include:1. Close monitoring of the baby2. Lifestyle changes may include,a) Eat healthy foods  b) Stay hydrated  c) Keep moving3. Certain medicines (as prescribed)The only way to €˜cure €™ preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.
Prevention of Pre-eclampsiaAccording to dictionary definition  There is no proven way to prevent it. However, one must practise the following to prevent the condition:1. Controlling the blood pressure during pregnancy  2. Get regular prenatal care for the health of the mother and the baby  NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteAccording to dictionary definition  

 

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