PRE-ECLAMPSIA

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What is Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is one of the medical conditions that develops in pregnant woman. This condition endangers the lives on the mother and babies. It is found in 2%-7% of all pregnancies, which typically kills several hundred babies and six women in the UK each year. Milder forms of pre-eclampsia affect about one in 10 first-time pregnancies. (Sample, 2010). It originates in the placenta and causes variable maternal and fetal problems. It is defined as a syndrome (a pattern of clinical features) and is probably heterogeneous in origin as it is in presentation. (Christopher W. G Redman, 2010)


There are no drugs to treat pre-eclampsia, which affects pregnant women. It involves destructive molecules that damage blood vessels being released from the placenta into the mother's bloodstream
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Damage to the liver, kidney,brain, lungs and blood clotting
  •  Seizure and death in severe cases.