Toxemia (Preeclampsia)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Water retention and protein in the urine
  • Headaches and blurred vision
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal swelling
  • Shortness of breath, caused by fluid in your lungs
Tests to diagnose: 

The tests include:

  • Platelet count
  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Fetal ultrasound
Treatment: 

Reduced salt intake and increased water consumption can help treat preeclampsia. Corticosteroids can also help baby's lungs become more mature. Anticonvulsant medication, such as magnesium sulfate can be prescribed to prevent a first seizure.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.preeclampsia.org/