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All Pregnant Women Should Know About This Dangerous Complication

Preeclampsia is a female health problem. It's a risky pregnancy problem. One of it's major symptoms is high blood pressure. This issue usually occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women with normal blood pressure.

It can cause significant and even deadly consequences for both mother and child. It is sometimes referred to as toxemia.

Preeclampsia causes

Preeclampsia is caused by numerous reasons. Experts believe it begins in the placenta, which feeds the fetus during pregnancy. Among the causes of this aberrant development are:

1.Insufficient uterine blood flow

2. Rapture or damage of blood vessels.

3.An immune system issue.

4.Some genes.

Preeclampsia risks

Preeclampsia history. A personal or family history of preeclampsia increases your risk.

Hypertension. Preeclampsia is more likely in people with persistent hypertension.

When a woman gets the first pregnancy. Preeclampsia is more common in the first trimester.

New father. This is because each pregnancy with a new partner increases the chance of preeclampsia.

Age. Toxemia is more common in young and older pregnant women.

Obesity. Obesity increases the risk of preeclampsia.

Multiple births. Preeclampsia is more common with twins, triplets, and other multiples.

Preeclampsia symptoms

Extra protein in urine or other renal issues.


Modifications in eyesight, such as momentary blindness or light sensitivity.


Reduced urine production

Low platelet counts in the blood.

Deficiency of liver

Lung fluid causes shortness of breath.

Eclampsia prevention

Aspirin LD. If you have specific risk factors, your doctor may advise you to take low-dose aspirin daily after 12 weeks.

Vitamin D. Calcium supplements help prevent preeclampsia.

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