Were you looking for information about Preeclampsia? Preclampcia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
If you are pregnant and have high blood pressure, swelling of the hands and face, and unexplained weight gain, you may have preeclampsia. This condition is unique to pregnancy and occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the kidneys, brain, liver, retina, and placenta. This dangerous condition occurs in 3 to 4 percent of all pregnancies and is the leading cause of maternal and fetal death in the United States. The only definite cure for preeclampsia is to deliver the fetus.
(For more information, click Preeclampsia. This eMedTV article offers more information on what preeclampsia is and how it is diagnosed, as well as the risks that are associated with this dangerous condition. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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