Modern treatments for pre-eclampsia

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Explain what preeclampsia is, symptoms, diagnosis, and the most recent treatments being offered. Cite references.

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“Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy where there is a sudden rise in blood pressure and swelling, mostly in the face, hands, and feet.” [1] It is the most common complication that can occur during pregnancy and affects about five percent of pregnancies. The exact cause of preeclampsia is not known, but it is believed to be tied to the blood vessels in the placenta. If preeclampsia remains untreated, it can develop into eclampsia, ‘in which the mother can experience convulsions, coma, and can even die.” [1] However, preeclampsia is rare if the mother attends all the prenatal appo...


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