Cause of Preeclampsia Fayetteville NC

New research is shedding some light on the development of preeclampaia, a dangerous condition that can cause miscarriage and death in pregnant women. "Preeclampsia is a very serious condition that affects seven to 10 percent of all pregnancies in the United States," study author K. Bridget Brosnihan, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, said in a news release.

Sears Eye Care - Cross Creek Mall
(910) 292-9979
4940 Morganton Rd
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
Seventy First Animal Hospital
(910) 487-5070
7103 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
All Pets Hospital for Animals
(910) 323-5845
118 Cedar Creek Rd
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
Professional Eye Care Optometry
(910) 644-0941
3701 S Main
Hope Mills, NC

Data Provided by:
Corey W Gilliland, DO
(910) 286-6917
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
General Practice, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided by:
Cape Fear Animal Hospital
(910) 867-0103
3309 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
A Healthy Back
(910) 390-0994
1248 Ft. Bragg Road
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
Cross Creek Animal Hospital
(910) 868-1164
2147 Skibo Rd.
Fayetteville, NC

Data Provided by:
David D Stewart
(910) 484-1156
114 Broadfoot Ave
Fayetteville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Shobha R Gali
(910) 486-6818
1248 Fort Bragg Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Specialty
Family Practice

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Cause of Preeclampsia

Provided By:

THURSDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research is shedding some light on the development of preeclampaia, a dangerous condition that can cause miscarriage and death in pregnant women.

"Preeclampsia is a very serious condition that affects seven to 10 percent of all pregnancies in the United States," study author K. Bridget Brosnihan, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, said in a news release. "It can be devastating to both mother and baby, and currently there is no cure except to deliver the fetus. Our finding brings us one step closer to understanding the condition by getting a picture of what is happening at the maternal and fetal interface."

Preeclampsia causes a variety of problems throughout a woman's body, including seizures, high blood pressure and liver problems. But the causes are unknown. If not treated, the condition can produce serious, even fatal, complications for both the mother and her baby. Preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are to blame for 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths each year in the United States, according to the Preeclampsia Foundation.

The new research might one day reveal how a system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention may become dysfunctional.

"It is very hard to control parts of this system to prevent preeclampsia without hurting the baby," Brosnihan said. "Our study provides some insight into maternal factors that may augment the disease. Hopefully, one day, we will be closer to finding a cure."

The study was published in the September issue of Endocrinology.

More information

Learn more about preeclampsia from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

SOURCE: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, news release, Sept. 4, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com