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What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

What is the difference between hellp and preeclampsia?

May be a part of Pre: Up to 20 % of pregnant women with severe pre eclampsia or eclampsia will also have hellp syndrome. The cause is unknown, usually before 37 wks preeclampsia by definition is high blood pressure and protein in the urine that presents in woman after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hellp as the letters stand for is: h= hemolysis (when red blood cells break down, el= elevated liver enzymes, p= low platelets. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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How much time to wait after having preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

PREECLAMPSIA : Severe preeclampsia and Hellp syndrome caries a high mortality among pregnant women due to severe D.I.C. Occurring during the 2nd and 3rd trimeste. Early DX and RX is important. ...Read more

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What is preeclampsia?

What is preeclampsia?

Pregnancy high BP: Preeclampsia (also called "toxemia") is a triad of findings (high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine) usually seen in the third trimester of pregnancy. Typically seen in first pregnancies, younger pregnant women, multiple pregnancies, and other risk factors, pre-eclampsia can lead to serious complications. Treatment: bedrest or hospitalization. Cure: delivery. ...Read more

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What causes preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia : That is a good question, it is easier to tell you the treatment than the cause. The treatment is delivery of the fetus and magnesium for the mother. Also concerning is that women who have this are at increased risk of hypertension for the rest of their life. ...Read more

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How serious is preeclampsia?

How serious is preeclampsia?

Very: You may be surprised to know that nutritional deficiency is a major cause, particularly magnesium. See your ob. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

Vision changes, HA: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about preeclampsia?

Pre eclampsia: Yes, you should be under the care of a high risk obstetrician ...Read more

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Whats severe preeclampsia or helpp please!?

Risk of bleeding!: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption ...Read more

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Can you get preeclampsia after you deliver?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia can develop after delivery. It is rare and usually occurs in the first one to two weeks after delivery. The farther you are from delivery the lower the chance. ...Read more