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Eclampsia Causes

No one knows the exact causes of eclampsia but is believed to occur more often among women on their first pregnancies most especially in twins and in women who are over 35 years old. It can also be a hereditary condition that can be passed on from one generation to another.

Eclampsia Definition

Eclampsia is a fatal health complication that occurs during pregnancy, resulting to heightened possibility of coma or seizures. In some cases,, seizures are among the recognizable indicators of preeclampsia along with some severe headaches, double or blurred visions.

Eclampsia Diagnosis

Blood pressure is usually closely monitored, blood tests to derive platelet count as well as urine and weight tests. A fetal monitor is also used to check the condition and activity of the fetus.

Eclampsia Symptoms and Signs

The primary warning sign of eclampsia is seizures in pregnant women coupled with abnormally high blood pressure. It may also be coupled with blurry vision, occasional blindness, and convulsions. Other symptoms may not be evident as it creates internal complications that may not be detected right away. This includes liver and kidney malfunctions.

Eclampsia Treatment

There is no known treatment for eclampsia as well as there are no existing medications that can help prevent this medical condition from occurring. Once eclampsia is detected, magnesium sulfate is administered intravenously to prevent recurrence of seizures.

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