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Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia explained
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In brief: the at risk groups, symptoms and treatments

 

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Pre-eclampsia can develop without any of the following risk factors being present but belonging to one or more of these groups can increase the risk factor of developing the condition:
  • First pregnancy
     
  • Family history of the condition
     
  • Previous diagnosis of Pre-eclampsia
     
  • Young mothers - pregnancy under 18years
     
  • Older mothers - pregnancy over 35-40years
     
  • Migraine sufferers
     
  • Previous hypertension (high blood pressure)
     
  • Raynaud's disease
     
  • Underweight
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)
     
  • Multiple pregnancy




  
  

Suzanne Baum
2009/10/28
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