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Preeclampsia Complications HELLP Syndrome

Preeclampsia complications HELLP syndrome can be problematic during pregnancy, which can result in catastrophic health risks for the unborn baby and pregnant mother.

The diseases are typically separate, but they are normally linked. Many women are diagnosed with one, then subsequently sustaining the other.

The only treatment, in both conditions, is to be prompt in delivering the baby to diminish risk to the child and mother.

When physicians don’t diagnose these diseases properly, fetal damage can forever alter the life of a child, and even result in death.

Symptoms and Risks Involved with Preeclampsia

A disease of hypertension, preeclampsia can affect approximately 8% of mothers within their pregnancy.

No cause is known for the affliction. However, several risk factors entail women who are more than 40-years-old, multiple gestation, overweight, and individuals with high blood pressure history. 


The disease, generally, can affect women in late second or third trimester, usually without obvious symptoms.

Although a woman may feel healthy, however, if undiagnosed, it can result in health risks for mother and her child.

Physicians should monitor pregnant mothers for preeclampsia complications HELLP syndrome symptoms.

Indications of the disease can entail swelling, low platelets, counts of high protein in the urine, and high blood pressure.

The only cure, once it is diagnosed, is prompt delivery of the baby.

In her pregnancy, depending on how far along she is, and the severity of the preeclampsia, the doctor should go over possible induction of early labor, or even delivery of the baby via a cesarean.

If not delivered, risks to a child may include the following:

Low oxygen can be the result when diminished blood flow can have an effect on the oxygen level to the placenta of the fetus.

Limited levels of oxygen can result in damage to the brain, and can cause cerebral palsy, and other diseases.

Acidosis can be the result if the placenta becomes compromised, which will cause the fetus to lose oxygen.

Acidosis can be the result when there is a lactic acid buildup, and the body begins to attempt from the fuel supply to derive energy.

Eventually, the baby will stop moving, and to be saved, must immediately be delivered.

Each year, nearly 11,000 babies lose their lives due to preeclampsia complications HELLP syndrome.

Many of them may have continued to live if the physician for the mother had detected the disease early to recommend treatment or immediate delivery.

Hemolysis Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelet count is HELLP, or the breakdown of red blood cells. This can affect mothers during the third trimester; the cause is not known.

Per one thousand, this disease happens in merely one to two pregnancies. Mothers with eclampsia or severe preeclampsia, approximately 20% are affected.

Delivering the baby promptly, as with preeclampsia, is advised to prevent subsequent risks to the child and the mother.

The physician of the pregnant mother should know of symptoms which may entail Hemolysis Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelet count syndrome. High blood pressure, headaches, abdominal tenderness, excess bleeding, and fluid retention are included.

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