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My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies?    I know it's serious.

Pre eclampsia: The cause is unknown and there is no known treatment however, your doctor should be closely monitored for high blood pressure, protein in the urine and possible seizures. ...Read more

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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

What sort of disorder is toxemia with seizures (eclampsia )?

High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick. ...Read more

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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Hypertension: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that arise during pregnancy. It is most likely caused by substances secreted by the placenta causing damage to maternal blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure rises, protein is noted in the urine, liver enzymes may also rise. The only cure is delivery and this is indicated if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Pregnany condition: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that can occur during pregnancy . The most common symptom is high blood pressure. You can also have protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities. It can be life threatening and proceed to eclampsia (seizures). The cure is delivery. ...Read more

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What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

Headache, high BP. : Headache, vision disturbance and hypertension are common. ...Read more

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How long does pre eclampsia last?

How long does pre eclampsia last?

Varies: Pre-eclampsia does not resolve until after the affected woman delivers. Then it can resolve in a few hours or a few days. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

Preeclampsia : Preeclampsia is a disease that develops during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy. Symptoms are elevated blood pressures over 140/80, severe headaches, spots in vision, pain in right upper side, seizures. Other signs would only be detected with lab work including urine testing and liver, blood, and kidney dysfunction ...Read more

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Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...Read more

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What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

Not science: This term is not a medically recognized one. Eclampsia is not caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Will eclampsia stop me from having a normal delivery?

Will eclampsia stop me from having a normal delivery?

No: A vaginal delivery is still possible, however, depending on you specific circumstances, you may need or be at high risk for delivery by c-section. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

15 %: If you had a preeclampsia previously you are more prone to develop it again, compared to a mother who didn't have preeclampsia before. ...Read more

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I had pre eclampsia with my son. What are the chances I will get it again if I have another child?

25%: Pre-ecclampsia is most common with first pregnancies. Subsequent pregnancies can be complicated by pre-ecclamsia or pregnancy induced hypertension. Thankfully the risk is lower in later pregnancies and is best estimated at 25%. ...Read more

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What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia . . .: The only final treatment of pre-eclampsia is delivery. If a woman is within 3 weeks of term, her doctor may consider induction. If she is still early, her doctor will try to prolong the pregnancy as long as it's safe. She'll be monitored through lab tests, ultrasounds, and frequent non-stress tests (monitoring baby's heart rate). She may also receive medications to lower her blood pressure. ...Read more

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How is eclampsia different from epilepsy?

How is eclampsia different from epilepsy?

Pregnancy induced: Eclampsia is a toxic state during pregnancy that causes severe reactions in the body including high blood pressure, protein in the urine, brisk reflexes, and seizures. Once the pregnant state resolves, the toxic state resolves. Rare cases may go on to develop chronic epilepsy. ...Read more

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What is eclampsia?

What is eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy.). ...Read more

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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

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How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more