ECLAMPSIA : A Life threatening Complication During Pregnancy

Tariqual Islam By Tariqual Islam , 9th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Eclampsia is a Greek word meaning an attack of seizure like coma. Eclampsia is a disease that happens during pregnancy. This disease does not occur due to pre existing brain disorder. But some pre existing diseases may influence this disease. For example, hypertension, diabetes etc. During pregnancy women are caught by hypertension. This complicated condition named eclampsia causes seizures

ECLAMPSIA : A Life threatening Complication During Pregnancy

Eclampsia is a Greek word meaning an attack of seizure like coma. Eclampsia is a disease that happens during pregnancy. This disease does not occur due to pre existing brain disorder. But some pre existing diseases may influence this disease. For example, hypertension, diabetes etc. During pregnancy women are caught by hypertension. This complicated condition named eclampsia causes seizures.
Some women even go into a coma because of eclampsia. Some other sign of this disease is gaining more than 2 pounds in a week, feeling sick, headache, vomiting and cortical blindness, fetal distress, liver pain. This disease also causes placental abruption and bleeding. Women suffer several stages of eclampsia during pregnancy period. At the first stage of eclampsia pregnant women faces twitchy. They feel anxious and cannot relax. Their faces show nervousness. The second stage renders the body rigid. This stage stays about 15 to 20 seconds. The next stage is very dangerous. Pregnant women are attacked by improper muscular movement. In this stage tongue is bitten by the teeth and foam comes out of the mouth. It stops breathing also. This stage remains for one minute. The final stage of eclampsia is coma. Sometimes they cannot remember their past things or see anything temporarily after awaking from a coma. In some cases, women do not face these stages. They only go into coma.
Eclampsia occurs to young mothers to their first pregnancies. But if women have this disease in their first pregnancy then they have risk to get this disease again in their second pregnancy. This disease is kind of genetics. Women whose sisters experienced this disease are at high risk of eclampsia. This disease increases blood flow in the brain. Several symptoms may arise from the increase of blood flow in the brain. But it does not cause brain damage. This seizure of eclampsia can be prevented by using magnesium sulfate. But magnesium sulfate therapy should be in proper doses. The treatment of this disease includes controlling blood pressure. Mainly high blood pressure and high level of protein in the urine are responsible for this disease.
Kidney of the human body filters waste from the blood but retain beneficial nutrients such as protein; in the blood to be redistributed to the body. Any damage to the filters of the kidney causes leakage of proteins through these filters and can be excreted into the urine. If the symptoms appear then delivery should be done immediately even though if it is too early for delivery. Because this disease threatens the life of both mother and baby. It also causes the failure of the kidney of the mother. Eclampsia which is leaded by pre-eclampsia can also damage the liver. So it is a very serious issue. Ignoring any indicator of this disease will take the life of both mother and baby.
Actually eclampsia is a rare disease. Any woman can be the eclampsia patient during her pregnancy even if she had no seizure problems. This type of patient is found only one in two thousand to three thousand pregnant women.

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Pregnancy Problems, Pregnancy-Related Deaths, Womens Health

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author avatar Rose*
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Pregnancy can be dangerouhs - always consult your doctor if you feel off-color

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