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Symptoms of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension

Symptoms of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Introduction

Many women are unaware that they have preeclampsia because early symptoms are not always noticeable. When symptoms do appear they include fluid retention and swelling. Clinical signs of preeclampsia include high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine or proteinuria. Women are generally not aware of these signs, which is why it is so important to get regular prenatal care, during which women are tested for hypertension and proteinuria.

Symptoms of advanced preeclampsia include sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, headaches, blurred vision and bloating.

Complications of preeclampsia, especially if it is untreated, can include low birth weight and premature delivery of the baby. Preeclampsia also increases the risk of a damaging a woman's heart, eyes, lungs and kidneys and increases the risk of a woman developing cardiovascular disease in the future.

A very serious complication of preeclampsia is eclampsia. Symptoms of eclampsia include seizures and coma in the mother, which can be life-threatening to both mother and baby....more about Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension »

Symptoms of Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension

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High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Unfortunately, there is no single test to predict or diagnose preeclampsia. Key signs are increased blood pressure and protein in the urine (proteinuria). Other symptoms that seem to occur with preeclampsia include persistent headaches, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, and abdominal pain. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI)

REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI (Excerpt)

As proteinuria may be a late manifestation, the NHBPEP also advises clinicians that the disease should be suspected if high blood pressure is accompanied by symptoms of headache or abdominal pain, or abnormal laboratory tests, specifically low platelet count and abnormal liver enzymes. (Source: excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI)

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