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Preeclampsia

Also indexed as:Proteinuric Gestational Hypertension, Proteinuric Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension, Toxemia (Pregnancy)
Mother-to-be? Protect yourself and your baby from the serious complications associated with this pregnancy problem. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Mother-to-be? Protect yourself and your baby from the serious complications associated with this pregnancy problem. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get routine checkups

    Visit your prenatal provider regularly to prevent and control preeclampsia

  • Consider calcium

    Reduce your risks by taking 1,200 to1,500 mg a day of this essential nutrient

  • Don't skip the salt

    Use normal amounts of salt and drink more water to maintain normal circulation

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