The Risks of Preeclampsia to Pregnant Mothers

There are very many risks that mothers face in the normal world and preeclampsia is thus among one of the conditions that impacts negatively on the pregnancy development in any mother. This condition is one where the mother experiences high blood pressure and also lead to the presence of protein in urine of the mother at about the late and early second and third trimesters respectively. During any pregnancy then mothers must be very careful to understand their conditions as far as possible so as to be able to report cases of this nature. Doing this will therefore, assist the doctors to provide the necessary guidance on what steps to be taken easily.

Causes of this condition are not exactly known and the common and possible ones include various autoimmune disorders, diet issues, genetic factors and blood vessels problems. However, very small percentage of pregnancies always succumb to preeclampsia and due to this several risk factors may come to be among the following; obesity, being pregnant at older ages such as 35, having multiple pregnancy such as twins or more and finally past issues in the family chain such as diabetes and kidney diseases among others.

Several symptoms are prevalent with this kind of disease but many women who have been diagnosed with it tend not to feel sick at all thereby making it difficult to tell it even before going to a hospital. Symptoms can be seen by the swelling of the body parts such as the hands, eyes and also the face; others may include weight gain that is more radical compared to the normal ones in the surrounding. Weight gain of up to two pounds can be gained even in a week; however, others can even see a sudden gain in less than two days.

Preeclampsia also can have severe symptoms to the mother such as persistent headaches, abdominal pains, agitation, low levels of urine and also too much vomiting that may become worrying to the mothers. In most cases the treatment of this condition is only through the delivery of the baby no matter the stage of pregnancy. Doctors will often recommend for the delivery of the baby so that this condition may not get worse after some time. For many mothers the baby may not have developed to survive the delivery and so care may be done to control the condition until the baby reaches that point of delivery but this may be very costly and tedious in the long run.

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