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What are the manifestations of Hypertension in pregnancy (Preeclampsia)?



A. Systolic blood pressure greater than 140 or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90
B. Proteinuria
C. Weight gain
D. Decreased urine output
E. Presence of HELLP syndrome
F. Headaches, blurred vision, hyperreflexia, nausea, vomiting

This question is part of Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Intrapartum and Postpartum)
Asked by Labitadlea, Last updated: Apr 30, 2020

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Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan

Answered Aug 18, 2017

Preeclampsia is a potentially very dangerous condition in pregnant women, and it is important to catch the signs of this early before eclampsia develops. Here are the signs of preeclampsia:

• Systolic blood pressure greater than 140, or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90

• Proteinuria, or excess proteins in the urine, which may cause the urine to become foamy

• Weight gain, typically caused by water retention and swelling (however, this can be difficult to distinguish from normal pregnancy symptoms)

• Decreased urine output

• HELLP syndrome, which stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count

• Headaches, blurred vision, hyperreflexia, nausea, and vomiting

Typically, most doctors will check your blood pressure and take a urine sample at each appointment to ensure signs of preeclampsia are caught early on.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Aug 09, 2017

Systolic blood pressure greater than 140 or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90
Proteinuria
Weight gain
Decreased urine output
Presence of HELLP syndrome
Headaches, blurred vision, hyperreflexia, nausea, vomiting
 

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