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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Modern treatment for preeclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is a disorder that in pregnant women that is always associated with
high levels of protein in the urine and high blood pressure also known as
hypertension. This usually happens as from the twentieth week and sometimes it
extends after delivery Cowan, J., Walker, I., & Redman, C. (2017).
Symptoms of preeclampsia
As said earlier, women with preeclampsia will have high blood pressure and
protein in the urine. Women identified with preeclampsia may also gain excess
weight, have swollen legs and experience blurred vision Severe headaches and
pain in the lower part of the ribs are also symptoms of preeclampsia Cowan, J.,
Walker, I., & Redman, C. (2017). Early diagnosis and monitoring of this condition
are termed better as it may prevent an emergency that may harm both the mother
and the baby.
Diagnosis
Preeclampsia is mostly diagnosed during the antenatal routine checks where blood
pressure is always checked to see if there could be any sign of hypertension and
urine samples are tested to check the protein levels therein. A recent study whose
aim was to determine the relationship between urine protein ration and a twentyfour-hour urine protein excretion test to find out the ideal threshold for urine
protein test to diagnose the condition and its severe forms. Salmon, L., Mastrolia,
S. A., Hamou, B., Wilkof-Segev, R., Be...

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