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Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, Treatment and Prevention


Preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal mortality globally, Affecting at least 5-8% of all pregnancies, A recent data collected by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) shows that pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia), which is responsible for 12% of maternal deaths in India.

Preeclampsia is a disorder that results in increased blood pressure and appearance of protein in the urine during pregnancy. if it is not treated, the condition can lead to seizures/eclampsia, liver, kidney failures and finally results in to death for both the mother and fetus.

There are 4 major types of high blood pressure that may occur during pregnancy. Globally, preeclampsia and other types of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death.

  • Preeclampsia
  • Chronic hypertension
  • Preeclampsia superimposed upon chronic hypertension
  • Gestational hypertension
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