Many pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia
are caused by poor placental function.
A COUPLE of weeks ago I wrote in about the condition pre-eclampsia
, which I suffered from in my first pregnancy and am being closely monitored for signs of again this time.
Al Dughaishi was speaking at a media briefing entitled MeDia Talks on Wednesday, which was organised by Roche Diagnostics Middle East to shed light on pre-eclampsia
is a condition characterised by hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy.
If you're pregnant it's important to be aware of possible pre-eclampsia
symptoms, including swelling of the feet, ankles, face and hands, severe headaches, blurred vision, stomach or shoulder pain, nausea or vomiting, confusion or feeling short of breath.
Pre-existing renal disease predisposes to pre-eclampsia
, a condition occurring in up to 5% of pregnancies, making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy.
Circulating levels of sFlt-1 are increased in pre-eclampsia
and particularly the early onset form of the disease, resulting in reduced levels of free VEGF-A and P1GF in the maternal circulation.
Effect of supplementation during pregnancy with L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins in medical food on pre-eclampsia
in high risk population: randomised controlled trial.
To the Editor: The precise causation of pre-eclampsia
is still unknown, but oxidative stress in pre-eclampsia
is well documented.
It may allow us to study new treatments to prevent or delay the onset of pre-eclampsia
and to know which women need closer surveillance" The remaining 250 were women who were being monitored for other health complications.
Lillee was born early, weighing just 2lb, after her mum Gemma suffered from life-threatening pre-eclampsia
, a form of hypertension in pregnancy which can be fatal for mother and baby.
There is currently no way of predicting pre-eclampsia
which raises blood pressure and can lead to strokes and even death.