Preeclampsia - Cause
The causes of preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy are poorly understood.
Preeclampsia - Health Tools
An interactive health tool about monitoring your blood pressure at home.
Preeclampsia - Medications
Read about medication used to treat preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure: Questions for Your Doctor - Topic Overview
If you have high blood pressure before or after becoming pregnant,ask your doctor or nurse-midwife: Whether you should change or continue to take your medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy. Have this discussion before you become pregnant if at all possible. Some blood pressure medicines are dangerous during pregnancy and need to be changed to a medicine that is safe for the fetus. ...
Preeclampsia: Creatinine Clearance Test - Topic Overview
When muscles use energy,they release a waste product called creatinine into the blood. The kidneys then filter creatinine from the blood. From the kidneys,creatinine passes out of the body through the urinary tract. If the kidneys are not functioning normally,high amounts of creatinine remain in the blood while low amounts are passed out in the urine. During a normal pregnancy,increased ...
Preeclampsia - Symptoms
If you have developed high blood pressure, you will probably not have any symptoms. It usually requires a blood pressure check with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope to detect elevated blood pressure.
Preeclampsia: Checkups and Monitoring - Topic Overview
If you have preeclampsia,you will need regular exams to assess whether your condition is becoming more severe. Your exams may include: Measurement of your blood pressure while lying down on your left side and while standing up. Measurement of your weight to check for sudden weight gain (a sign of fluid retention caused by preeclampsia getting worse). An assessment of your heart and lung ...
Hydralazine for High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Drug details for Hydralazine for high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Preeclampsia: Expectant Management - Topic Overview
Expectant management,or observation,is sometimes used to manage complications of a high-risk pregnancy. Depending on the severity of your preeclampsia,you may need expectant management at home or in the hospital. Expectant management at home requires reduced activity and careful checking and daily recording of: Fetal activity. Blood pressure reading. Urine protein measurement. Weight. ...
Preeclampsia - Home Treatment
Learn about home treatment of preeclampsia and high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy.