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GROSSESSES ET PRE-ECLAMPSIE:UNE HYPERTENSION POTENTIELLEMENT FQTQLE

Quelle est la 2e cause de mortalité maternelle ? La pré-éclampsie, juste derrière les hémorragies de la délivrance. Quelle est exactement cette complication de la grossesse ?
Par Isabelle Eustache

Pré-éclampsie, hypertension et hypertension gravidique, quelles différences ?
hypertension gravidique désigne une hypertension (tension artérielle supérieure à 14/9) qui survient après la 20e semaine de grossesse chez une femme n'ayant pas d'antécédent d'hypertension.

La pré-éclampsie, elle, désigne une hypertension gravidique associée à une protéinurie (présence de protéines dans les urines : 500 mg /jour).

La pré-éclampsie est due à une anomalie du placenta et n'a donc rien à voir avec une hypertension artérielle classique (dire chronique), qui par définition s'était manifestée avant la grossesse ou avant la 20e semaine d'aménorrhée.
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La pré-éclampsie est fréquente

L'hypertension artérielle concerne 10% des femmes enceintes.

Dans 70% des cas, il s'agit d'une simple hypertension gravidique, dans 20% des cas d'une pré-éclampsie et dans 10% d'une hypertension classique.

Dans 90% des cas, la pré-éclampsie concerne des femmes enceintes de leur premier enfant.

Souvent ces femmes étaient déjà hypertendues avant leur grossesse. En effet, l'existence d'une hypertension classique antérieure à la grossesse multiple par 3 le risque de pré-éclampsie.

Le diabète, l'obésité et les grossesses multiples augmentent aussi le risque de pré-éclampsie.

Enfin, après une pré-éclampsie, le risque de récidive est multiplié par 7. Ce risque est toutefois imprévisible et n'interdit pas d'envisager une nouvelle grossesse

English translation by community member LightMyWay

Pregnancy & Pre-eclampsia: Potentially Fatal Hypertension

What is the second leading cause of maternal mortality? Pre-eclampsia, just behind postpartum hemorrhages. What exactly is this complication of pregnancy?
By Isabelle Eustache

*What is the difference between pre-eclampsia, hypertension and gestational hypertension ?*
Gestational hypertension is hypertension (blood pressure higher than 140/90) that is diagnosed after the 20th week of pregnancy in a woman who never had high blood pressure before.
Pre-eclampsia is a gestational hypertension that includes proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine: 500 mg per day). Pre-eclampsia is due to placental abnormalities and thus is not related to classic (chronic) arterial hypertension, which by definition is diagnosed before pregnancy or before the 20th week of amenorrhea.

*Pre-eclampsia is common*
Arterial hypertension affects 10% of pregnant women.
70% of these cases involve gestational hypertension, 20% are pre-eclampsia and 10% are chronic hypertension.
In 90% of cases, pre-eclampsia affects women who are pregnant with their first child. Often these women already had pre-existing hypertension before their pregnancy. In fact, having primary hypertension prior to pregnancy triples a woman’s risk of pre-eclampsia.
Diabetes, obesity and multiple pregnancies also increase the risk of pre-eclampsia.
Finally, after one episode of preeclampsia, the risk of recurrence is multiplied by 7. However, the likelihood is hard to predict and should not prevent planning another pregnancy.

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Merci

Chère Benedicte Bulangalire,

Merci pour cet article très détaillé qui souligne les causes et les effets de la pré-éclampsie. Je prie que toutes les mamans pourront se faire soigner pendant leur grossesse et leur accouchement, en cas de pré-éclampsie ou autre complication.

Merci encore,
LightMyWay
(Lydia)

What is the second leading cause of maternal mortality? Pre-eclampsia, just behind postpartum hemorrhages. What exactly is this complication of pregnancy?
By Isabelle Eustache

*What is the difference between pre-eclampsia, hypertension and gestational hypertension ?*
Gestational hypertension is hypertension (blood pressure higher than 140/90) that is diagnosed after the 20th week of pregnancy in a woman who never had high blood pressure before.
Pre-eclampsia is a gestational hypertension that includes proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine: 500 mg per day). Pre-eclampsia is due to placental abnormalities and thus is not related to classic (chronic) arterial hypertension, which by definition is diagnosed before pregnancy or before the 20th week of amenorrhea.

*Pre-eclampsia is common*
Arterial hypertension affects 10% of pregnant women.
70% of these cases involve gestational hypertension, 20% are pre-eclampsia and 10% are chronic hypertension.
In 90% of cases, pre-eclampsia affects women who are pregnant with their first child. Often these women already had pre-existing hypertension before their pregnancy. In fact, having primary hypertension prior to pregnancy triples a woman’s risk of pre-eclampsia.
Diabetes, obesity and multiple pregnancies also increase the risk of pre-eclampsia.
Finally, after one episode of preeclampsia, the risk of recurrence is multiplied by 7. However, the likelihood is hard to predict and should not prevent planning another pregnancy.

merci bcp chère Lydia si toutes les femmes se faisaient consulté durant leur grossesse on aura moins de mortalités dues à la grossesse et le monde serait meilleur mais malheureusement bon nombre d'entre elles ne sont pas informés et n'ont pas d'accès aux soins médicaux pour plusieurs causes comme le manque d'argent mais aussi l'ignorance soit de leur pqrt ou de leur maris
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