|How can I treat toxaemia?
One of the reasons for regular doctors visits during pregnancy
(which can seem unnecessary, after all you aren’t
sick!) is to pick up early signs of ailments such as preeclampsia.
If severe preeclampsia isn’t treated, it could develop
into eclampsia, which is dangerous for mother and child
and can lead to seizures. The best treatment for PIH is
delivery. So if birth is possible, usually the doctor will
recommend it. In cases of mild preeclampsia the treatment
aims at lowering blood pressure. Doing exercise, careful
diet, stress reduction and, if necessary, medication are
good alternatives. In late pregnancy the mother-to-be will
be committed to hospital for completely bed rest. If the
preeclampsia is severe, the treatment becomes more aggressive.
Very often intravenous magnesium sulfate is applied. And
if the foetus development status allows it the doctor will
immediately execute the delivery, either vaginal or if necessary
Preeclampsia - Description
Preeclampsia - Risk
Preeclampsia - Symptoms