Is It True that Eclampsia in Pregnant Woman Triggers Renal Failure
According to the foreign media report, eclampsia which leads to hypertension and pregnancy would increase the risk of suffering from renal failure after several decades. Similarly, eclampsia can cause cardiac disease, diabetes or stroke.
A latest research shows that annual incidence of renal failure is 1/27000 among women who have had at least one pregnancy. While, advanced renal diseases or end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) are detected after 18 years later on the average (What Are The Causes of End-stage Renal Disease).
If eclampsia occurs in pregnancy, incidence of ESRD would increase significantly. During their very first pregnancy, incidence increases 4.7 times; while during the second time, the number turns into 6.4; two eclampsias occurred in three pregnancies, incidence soars to 15.5.
According to the reports from University of Bergen Research Team, Norway, absolute risk of suffering from ESRD is pretty low among women who have occurred eclampsia, however, eclampsia is a sign of increasing incidence of ESRD.
Eclampsia in pregnancy causes low-weight or premature birth of neonates, which speaks for the distinct relations between eclampsia and renal failure. In addition, low birth weight infant or premature delivery may increase incidence of renal failure even without eclampsia.
Researchers claim that it is also a mystery to them on whether eclampsia itself could trigger health problems or not or it is just one of the potential factors.
What’s more, they also mentioned that fat / obesity could be another reason to trigger eclampsia and renal failure, because there’s no data on height or weight of expectant mother.
Signs of Renal Failure during pregnancy can be monitored with signs, such as headache, abdominal pain, chest pain, fever and kidney stones etc. Renal failure could affect immune system along with blood pressure. The pregnant woman should be monitored constantly through cholesterol and urine levels as well as others for the sake of mother and baby.
Any renal problems that worry you, please don’t be hesitate to ask our doctors online, it’s our pleasure to help you out, for the sake of both mother and your baby!
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