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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Preeclampsia


Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnancy, characterized by a sudden, significant rise in blood pressure and swelling of the hands and feet.

It can be dangerous for both the fetus and the mother.

Here is a list of common risk factors, courtesy of the Preeclampsia Foundation:

- A first pregnancy.
- Family or personal history of preeclampsia, chronic high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease.
- Obesity.
- Multiple birth pregnancies.
- Age younger than 18 or greater than 40.
- Other conditions including polycystic ovarian syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis or multiple sclerosis.

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