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Risk factors for Preeclampsia

Who Is More Likely to Develop preeclampsia ,Pregnancy induced hypertension. List of risk factors for preeclamsia.

Risk factors for Preeclampsia

preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension) occurs in 5-8 percent of all pregnancies, though it is most common in first-time pregnancies. Some research suggests that one's risk of preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension) is increased with a first pregnancy with a new partner/husband, however recent research suggests that the key factor in that increased risk is not the new husband, but in fact increased maternal age. Risk factors for preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension) are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension) makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension). Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension)

Who Is More Likely to Develop preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension)?

Pregnant women under the age of 20 or over the age of 40.

Women who are pregnant with more than one baby, Multiple gestation

Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Women with diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma.

Family history of the disorder

Women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure before becoming pregnant), .

Women who developed high blood pressure or preeclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension) during a previous pregnancy, especially if these conditions occurred early in the pregnancy.

Women who are obese prior to pregnancy, Women with greater than 30% Body Mass Index (BMI). .


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