5 Things You Need to Know About Eclampsia

By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel

In a woman’s life, pregnancy is a period what she must face with risk about hemorrhagic events or obstetrical syndromes. That may lead to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).  Eclampsia is a disease often found out with hypertension patient. Let discovery this trouble.

What does “ Eclampsia” means?

Eclampsia is the onset of convulsions in a woman with pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a situation occur from mid-pregnancy period to the end of pregnancy. This syndrome often affects to blood pressure, kidney, liver, and sometimes it concerns to fetus development.

According to the level of the syndrome, some woman will come to the hospital to be followed. But not all the woman have hypertension will have pre-eclampsia.

Why do you have “ Eclampsia”?

Eclampsia tends to be detected more usually in first pregnancies and young mothers where it is thought that novel exposure to paternal antigens involved. Currently, the exact cause of eclampsia is not found out. Eclampsia based on Preeclampsia. Maybe that factors below take a role:

  • Blood vessel
  • Neurological and brain
  • Diet
  • ADN

How can you realize?

Almost symptoms of eclampsia comprise convulsions, severe agitation or lost of sub conscience. But some cerebral signals can be observed immediately before the seizures are:

  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Face and hand swelling
  • Cortical blindness
  • Uterus pain

So, when you have that you must do tests to check again. The doctor will take a physical exam to define causes of seizure. Regular tests are blood pressure, breathing rate. In while, the fetus may abnormally develop because of maternal convulsions, bradycardia and fetal pain. More than that, placental bleeding, and placental abruption can also appear.

How to treat “ Eclampsia” ?

Actually, the best method of curing eclampsia are preventing further convulsions. You can be used medicines which called anticonvulsants. Parallelism with that you must control hypertension by medicine to lower. In addition, must deliver the baby as promptly as possible if your blood pressure is still high and contact medical care speedily if you have any of the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • No movement of the baby
  • Severe headache at above belt area
  • Severe pain in the upper right abdominal area
  • Vision loss
  • Nausea 

How to prevent “ Eclampsia”

To reduce the danger of eclampsia, it must be detected as soon as well of pre-eclampsia. If you know early about this syndrome and cure it before it becomes worse to eclampsia, you will not need to worry about them.  Using medical care through the overall pregnancy is necessary for warding off convulsions and complication. But anyway, it’s not really serious when you are protected by the right way.

If you are under pregnancy period, let pay attention to your health carefully. Especially,  let avert hypertension from you are youth.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: May 20, 2017 | Last Modified: December 4, 2019

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