Case-Study-PreEclampsia

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Description of the Disease Preeclampsia, also referred to as toxemia, is a condition that pregnant women can get. It is marked by high blood pressure accompanied with a high level of protein in the urine. Women with preeclampsia will often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. Preeclampsia, when present, usually appears during the second half of pregnancy, generally in the latter part of the second or in the third trimesters, although it can occur earlier.

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Pre-EclampsiaNursingcasestudy.blogspot.comI. INTRODUCTIONDescription of the DiseasePreeclampsia, also referred to as toxemia, is a condition that pregnant women can get. It is marked by high blood pressure accompanied with a high level of protein in the urine. Women with preeclampsia will often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. Preeclampsia, when present, usually appears during the second half of pregnancy, generally in the latter part of the second or in the third trimesters, although it can occur earlier.In addition symptoms of preeclampsia can include:Rapid weight gain caused by a significant increase in bodily fluidAbdominal painSevere headachesA change in reflexesReduced output of urine or no urineDizzinessExcessive vomiting and nauseaThe exact causes of preeclampsia are not known, although some researchers suspect poor nutrition, high body fat, or insufficient blood flow to the uterus as possible causes.The only real cure for preeclampsia and eclampsia is the birth of the baby. Mild preeclampsia (blood pressure greater than 140/90) that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman who did not have hypertension before; and/or having a small amount of protein in the urine can be managed with careful hospital or in-home observation along with activity restriction.The group chose the case for the reason that they wanted to show the readers the process on how pre-eclampsia occurs and for them to fully understand and be reminded on on

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