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Do a lot of people get toxemia?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
5 to 8%: Only about 5 to 8% of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia (toxemia).
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
It is even more common if you have essential high blood pressure.
Mar 4, 2012
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Toxemia: Those people that already had toxemia with other baby are at a much higher risk of developing the disease with the next pregnancies. Averages around 25% for this people.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends - risk facto: High risk status individuals (prior preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, lupus, chronic kidney disease, obesity, teenagers in first pregnancy, women older than 35 with new partner, short sexual cohabitation, apls) have a risk of up to 25%. Most other women have a much lower risk of 3-7% Aspirin 81 mg daily taken before conception or before 16 weeks can help decrease the risk in the first group.

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