Pre-eclampsia (previously called toxemia) is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. It is said to exist when a pregnant woman with gestational hypertension develops proteinuria. Originally, edema was considered part of the syndrome of pre-eclampsia, but presently the former two symptoms are sufficient for a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.


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Preeclampsia Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs of preeclampsia are elevated blood pressure (hypertension) and the presence of excess protein in your urine (proteinuria) after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Your health care provider may identify ...
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... Preeclampsia used to be called toxemia because it was thought to be caused by a toxin in a pregnant woman''s bloodstream. Today, doctors and researchers know preeclampsia isn''t caused by a toxin. The...
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Preeclampsia Prevention

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... There''s no way to prevent preeclampsia. In fact, although the condition usually doesn''t show up until the third trimester, doctors believe it begins much earlier. For that reason, eating less salt o...
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Preeclampsia Treatment

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... Most women with preeclampsia go on to deliver healthy babies. But preeclampsia is a serious condition that can lead to two serious conditions and some problems for your baby. The more severe your pree...
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... The only cure for preeclampsia is delivery. After delivery, blood pressure usually returns to normal within a few days. So, delivery is always beneficial for the mother, who is at increased risk of se...
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Preeclampsia Support

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Coping skills
... Discovering that you have a condition that can affect the health of your unborn child can be downright terrifying. If you are diagnosed with preeclampsia late in your pregnancy, you may be surprised a...
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Preeclampsia Other

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... Preeclampsia is a common problem during pregnancy, affecting up to one in seven pregnant women around the world. This condition is defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after ...
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