Preeclampsia is a complication of some pregnancies (about 7%), sometimes called toxemia. Preeclampsia usually occurs after the 35th week of...
Preeclampsia is a complication of some pregnancies (about 7%), sometimes called toxemia. Preeclampsia usually occurs after the 35th week of pregnancy and it's cause is not completely scientifically known. It's a dangerous condition for women and their babies, that includes swelling, high blood pressure, and protein in the urine. It's smart to be aware of the signs associated with preeclampsia. Signs:
- A sudden, significant rise in blood pressure and swelling of the hands and feet.
- Headache, blurred vision, or seeing spots.
- Nausea and vomiting late in pregnancy.
- Trouble concentrating.
- A first pregnancy.
- Family or personal history of preeclampsia, chronic high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease.
- Multiple birth pregnancies.
- Age younger than 18 or greater than 40.
- Other conditions including polycystic ovarian syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis or multiple sclerosis.