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  Preeclampsia - Description
 
What is Preeclampsia?

During pregnancy 5-10% of women experience a large increase in blood pressure, generally after the twentieth week but also occasionally during delivery. This is Preeclampsia, also called Pregnancy-Induced-Hypertension (PIH) or toxaemia. The blood pressure increase is generally accompanied by swelling and protein in the urine and is an extremely serious condition for both the health of the baby and mother. It can range from mild to severe.

See also:

Preeclampsia - Risk

Preeclampsia - Symptoms

Preeclampsia - Treatment

 
   
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