Definition of Preeclampsia:

A toxic condition developing in the last 4 or 5 months of pregnancy that is characterized by a sudden dramatic rise in blood pressure, high levels of protein in the urine, excessive weight gain, generalized edema (especially hands, ankles, feet and face), albuminuria, severe headache, and visual disturbances.  Formerly called toxemia of pregnancy.

Also: Pre-eclampsia, Toxemia Of Pregnancy

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“...It occurs in women who are pregnant or have just given birth, and who have moderate or severe (but not mild) preeclampsia...”

Eclampsia / Preeclampsia

...the condition
Preeclampsia (toxemia in pregnancy) is a disorder of pregnancy that is characterized by hypertension (high blood pressure) and proteinuria (excessive protein in the urine), often including edema...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Magnesium has been used specifically to lower blood pressure in pregnant women with preeclampsia, and as a mild anticonvulsant in cases where the condition progresses to eclampsia...”
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Edema (Water Retention)

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“...Fluid retention of pregnancy also might be caused by a more serious condition called preeclampsia...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...It may also cause a condition known as pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, which is characterized by dangerously high blood pressure, swelling and seizures...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Toxemia of pregnancy, premature birth, and hemorrhage are all possible in addition to the anemia of the mother...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Sufficient protein can be important in preventing preeclampsia...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“Several studies imply that harmful free radicals called lipid peroxides contribute to pre-eclampsia [Khan KS, Chien Pl...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Several studies imply that harmful free radicals called lipid peroxides contribute to preeclampsia [Khan KS, Chien Pl...”
...recommendation High/Increased Protein Diet
“Adequate protein intake can prevent preeclampsia, and a higher protein diet can often successfully reverse preeclampsia...”
...recommendation Calcium
“...281-5] Taking calcium may also decrease a woman's chance of developing pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-related hypertension...”
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Vegetarian Diet Consequences

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“...Vegetarian women have a lower incidence of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, and significantly more pure breast milk...”

Zinc Requirement

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“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... pre-eclampsia (toxemia) of pregnancy and post-natal depression...”
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