Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. It leads to high blood pressure and raised levels of protein in a pregnant woman’s urine- that is why pregnant women are advised to have regular check ups. It tends to start in the second half of pregnancy, though less commonly occurs earlier in pregnancy or shortly after delivery. It can be a silent condition, but symptoms may include headaches, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision or visual disturbances, pain in the upper tummy, or swelling of the hands, face or feet. In severe cases it can lead to seizures (also known as Eclampsia), liver failure, kidney failure. Preeclampsia can be life-threatening if not properly diagnosed and treated.
Preeclampsia- symptoms, diagnosis & treatment What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. In Australia, mild Preeclampsia occurs in 5-10% of pregnancies and severe Preeclampsia affects 1-2% of pregnancies . It leads to high blood pressure and raised levels of protein in [...]