Preeclampsia/Eclampsia/Toxemia Of Pregnancy

What Causes Preeclampsia?

In order to deal properly with preeclampsia we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow preeclampsia to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind preeclampsia consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to preeclampsia.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of preeclampsia.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate having been pregnant but not now, being pregnant with first child or being pregnant again, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you experienced Preeclampsia (formerly known as Toxemia of Pregnancy) or Eclampsia during pregnancy?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No, definitely not
→ Mildly in past pregnancy (preeclampsia)
→ Seriously in past pregnancy (eclampsia)
→ It is a current problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of preeclampsia, history of preeclampsia, history of eclampsia or having preeclampsia, The Analyst™ will consider or rule out various possibilities.
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