(Pregnancy-Induced High Blood Pressure/PIH): A pregnancy condition characterized by elevated blood pressure, edema and protein in the urine. Bed rest, relaxation and intravenous medication is usually prescribed in order to avoid eclampsia, a more serious condition characterized by seizures. Labor may need to be induced.
A condition characterised mainly by hypertension, protein in the urine and swelling. Also known as pre-eclamptic toxaemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension.
A condition that may occur to expectant mothers in the last trimester of pregnancy; symptoms include bloating, high blood pressure, and retention of toxic fluids.
an illness of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, swelling or edema, and proteinuria
Also known as toxemia, this condition usually occurs in women during the second half of pregnancy. If you have this condition, you will have signs that include high blood pressure, swelling that doesn't subside and higher-than-normal amounts of protein in your urine. It's a problem that is more likely to happen to you if it's your first pregnancy or if your mother or sisters had it. It's also more prevalent in women who are pregnant with more than one baby, are in their teen years, and in women over the age of 40. If you have high blood pressure or kidney disease, you also are at greater risk for pre-eclampsia.
Development, during pregnancy, of hypertension with proteinuria and/or oedema.
A condition that occurs only in pregnancy characterised by high blood pressure, oedema (swelling), protein in the urine, and often sudden, excessive weight gain.
A precursor to eclampsia. Also known as toxemia or pregnancy. Characterized by the onset of symptoms such as hypertension, excessive headaches, swelling of the lower body, and albuminuria. It can be normally prevented by proper nutrition throughout pregnancy.
Potentially serious pregnancy problem. Symptoms can include rise in blood pressure, protein in urine, sudden weight gain, and oedema (swelling of tissues due to fluid retention).
Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure that causes severe swelling and/or a high concentration of protein in the urine. It is cured when the baby is delivered.
A serious condition in which high blood pressure, accumulation of fluid in the tissues and protein in the urine develop in the woman in the second half of pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia affects about 7 percent of pregnancies
abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
a condition that can affect expectant mothers usually in the last three months of pregnancy
A potentially dangerous condition that can occur during pregnancy. Symptoms can include high blood pressure, protein in the urine, swelling, headaches and problems with vision.
a serious complication of late pregnancy characterised by a sudden increase in blood pressure, excessive weight gain, swelling and protein in the urine. It requires immediate medical attention.
syndrome that develops in about 5 percent of pregnant women and is characterized by hypertension, edema and proteinuria; precedes more serious eclampsia characterized by convulsive seizures that accounts for 5percent of maternal deaths and 40 percent of fetal deaths.
A type of toxemia in pregnancy. Symptoms include excessive water retention, hypertension, excessive weight gain or possibly convulsions is the disease has progressed.
A condition in pregnancy characterized by abrupt hypertension (a sharp rise in blood pressure), albuminuria (leakage of large amounts of the protein albumin into the urine) and edema (swelling) of the hands, feet, and face. Pre-eclampsia is the most common complication of pregnancy. It affects about 5% of pregnancies. It occurs in the third trimester (the last third) of pregnancy. See the entire definition of Pre-eclampsia
A condition which a mother may develop late in pregnancy, marked by sudden oedema, high blood pressure and protein in the urine. It can lead to eclampsia, where the mother has convulsions, so antenatal care staff monitor women carefully for the warning signs..
A condition of pregnancy in which both hypertension (raised blood pressure) and proteinuria (protein in the urine) are present.
A condition peculiar to pregnancy manifested by hypertension, oedema and/or proteinuria.
Also called toxemia; an illness that occurs during late pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, swelling of the hands, feet and face, and large amounts of protein in the urine.
An illness occuring only during pregnancy or immediately after pregnancy, pre-eclampsia prevents the placenta working properly and may also affect several of the mother's major organs. Its main symptoms are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Without treatment pre-eclampsia can have serious implications for both mother and child, but in the vast majority of cases the illness is successfully treated. Find out more...
A condition marked by hypertension during pregnancy.
The precursor to eclampsia, this a condition involving high blood pressure, swelling due to fluid retention, and abnormal kidney function.
A disorder of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, edema, and kidney malfunction.
Development of hypertension, edema and protein loss in the urine in pregnant women. It occurs generally after the 20th week of pregnancy. It can proceed on to eclampsia.
A complication of pregnancy. The development of hypertension with protein in the urine, build-up of fluid (oedema) or both.
Pre-eclampsia is said to be present when hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant protein in the urine. (Note: in the U.S. the word is spelled without the hyphen, "preeclampsia," and in most other parts of the world with a hyphen, "pre-eclampsia.") Its cause remains unclear, although the principal cause appears to be a substance or substances from the placenta causing endothelial dysfunction in the maternal blood vessels.Drife JO, Magowan (eds).