Pregnancy



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Could Pre-eclampsia be an autoimmune disease?

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston say they have found evidence that pre-eclampsia my be an autoimmune disease.  Scientists were able to induce symptoms similar to pre-eclampsia in pregnant mice by administering auto-antibodies that were isolated from women suffering from pre-eclampsia. In animals at least, the … Continue reading



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Pregnancy and high blood pressure

Pregnant women can be at risk of various problems that they would probably not be worried about if they were not pregnant.  These problems can include things like gestational diabetes, but also high blood pressure. Obviously, with the delicate nature of blood vessels, high blood pressure can be a big … Continue reading



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Pre-eclampsia 1

Signs and symptoms of Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy High blood pressure is a problem for many people, but can be especially dangerous when a woman is pregnant, and can lead to life-threatening problems. High blood pressure affects all organs in the body, but when you are pregnant, you have an extra … Continue reading



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HELLP Syndrome

What is HELLP Syndrome? HELLP Syndrome is a rare, but serious complication that occurs in up to 12 percent of the women who have preeclampsia. The syndrome is named after the main characteristics of the disease, namely Hemolysis (break down of red blood cells), Elevated Liver enzymes, which can cause … Continue reading