- Preeclampsia may be asymptomatic or cause swelling or excessive weight gain. Localized edema, such as of the face or hands, is more common than generalized edema.
- Reflexes may be increased, indicating neuromuscular irritability, which may progress to seizures (eclampsia).
- Petechiae and other signs of a bleeding disorder may appear.
Preeclampsia with severe symptoms can cause organ damage;
these signs may include:
- Strong headache
- Visual impairment
- Confusion of consciousness
- Pain in the epigastrium or right upper quadrant of the abdomen
- Nausea and / or vomiting
Shortness of breath
- Stroke (rare)
Diagnosis and prevention of preeclampsia
Early diagnosis of gestosis in pregnant women allows to stop complications. The Gatling-Med clinic is equipped with everything necessary for a comprehensive diagnosis of preeclampsia - a laboratory complex where you can perform any types of tests, departments of radiation (ultrasound, CT, MRI) and functional diagnostics (CTG), comfortable modern hospitals. If necessary, you can get advice from doctors of any specialties and medical councils.
We recommend all pregnant women from an early date to regularly visit an obstetrician-gynecologist and undergo examinations: measuring blood pressure, determining the level of protein in the urine, observing the dynamics of weight gain, coagulogram, general blood test, ultrasound of internal organs and the fetus during pregnancy.
Treatment of preeclampsia is carried out according to international protocols. The tactics of treatment are chosen individually after a comprehensive examination and, if necessary, a council. Mild gestosis can be corrected on an outpatient basis with a diet and a gentle regimen as prescribed by an obstetrician-gynecologist. Treatment of moderate to severe preeclampsia will require hospitalization.