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Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

P.I.H. not "PIG": Pregnancy induced hypertension (pih) can progressed to make one swell and look like a pig(pregnancy induced gondola). Yes, healthy women can develop pih (pre-eclampsia) especially if there diet is unhealthy. Epsom salts contain magnesium which when infused IV can stop pih seizures( but not prevent pih(eclampsia). Epsom salt magnesium is not what is infused at that time. ...Read more

Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to  prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...Read more

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What are the tests for eclampsia?

What are the tests for eclampsia?

Noen are specific!: This is more a clinical diagnosis. Tests that are used look for excess protein in urine, but the picture is this. Typically patients show signs of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria prior to the onset of the hallmark of eclampsia, the eclamptic convulsion. Other cerebral signs may precede the convulsion such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and cortical blindness. This is the extreme. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

Follows pre eclamsia: Eclampsia means toxemia with seizures in a pregnant woman with out any preexisting brain condition.It is avery serious condition. ...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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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