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Among the most fatal part of pregnancy-induced hypertension is eclampsia. The status of having an eclampsia is an introductory phase for having convulsions when the case is not managed properly

Previous researchers attempted to cite out the cause of hypertension but until now they could not point it out. Only contributing factors are sited such as heredity, lifestyle and supporting vessels. Previously, eclampsia is called toxaemia since researchers thought a certain toxin may cause the hypertensive episodes on mothers.

In diagnosing pregnant mothers in the pre-eclamptic stage, a triad of signs and symptoms are observed:

  1. Intense Vasospasm
  2. Local or disseminated intravascular coagulation
  3. Plasma volume contraction

Eclampsia can only be squared down when the following signs and symptoms are present:

  • hypertension
  • proteinuria
  • edema

Predisposing factors:

  1. Multiparity
  2. Being pregnant under 20 years old
  3. Being pregnant more than 30 years old
  4. Being in a low socio-economic status
  5. Previous diagnosed illness such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus and essential hypertension

 Eclampsia Nursing Care Plan-Altered tissue perfusion

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