Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs only during pregnancy. Symptoms of preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein leakage in urine. The condition generally develops after 20th week of pregnancy, although it can happen even earlier. Preeclampsia affects about 6% of women in pregnancies. The complications can be severe.
Postpartum preeclampsia is a less common condition but can become life-threatening and serious. About 15 percent of postpartum preeclampsia patients experiences more severe aspects such as eclampsia, which is characterized by seizures. Getting the right medicine and dosage is important to lower your blood pressure and avoid complications.
Doctors don’t know the exact cause of preeclampsia. There are some causes believed to cause preeclampsia. Problems with your placenta and blood vessels are considered to be the primary causes for this condition. There are certain risk factors that can put you at high risk of preeclampsia.