Reversible Blindness And Mental Disturbance During Pregnancy: A Complication Of Hypertensive Encephalopathy

      Reversible blindness and mental disturbance during pregnancy are conditions that can easily be prevented and/or easily managed when reported early. A mistake, not reporting the early signs on time, can be very dreadful for both the pregnant woman and her loved ones.

      The early signs associated with the condition hypertensive encephalopathy among pregnant women can be easy to spot.

      Though the blindness and mental disturbance are reversible, biological processes are not automatic and nobody knows who could be the odd one.

      Do not look unconcerned for complications to set in when you can help prevent the situation from occurring to you or your loved this with simple and basic knowledge of the condition.

      You may have heard of a pregnant woman going blind or having blurred vision during pregnancy.

      You may also have heard about a pregnant woman developing mental disturbance during pregnancy.

      Hypertensive encephalopathy is a generalized brain dysfunction as a result of uncontrolled high blood pressure. Hypertensive encephalopathy is characterised by headache, convulsions, high blood pressure, blurred vision, mental disturbance etc.

      Sudden rise in blood pressure among pregnant women, preeclampsia, which is uncontrolled, could result in blindness and/or mental disturbance for the pregnant woman. Though it is easy to spot some early signs of uncontrolled and sudden rise in blood pressure among pregnant women, the early signs and symptoms are easily ignored until they result in complications for the pregnant woman and baby.

      Swollen legs, swollen hands and persistent headaches during pregnancy are not a sign that a pregnant woman will give birth to a male child, as it is believed by certain groups of people. However, they simply mean the pregnant woman is sitting on a time bomb for complications of preeclampsia and/or hypertensive encephalopathy to develop into severe levels.

      Swollen legs, hands and persistent headache among pregnant women are part of signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and/or hypertensive encephalopathy, which could have severe complications like reversible blindness and mental disturbance for the pregnant woman. Though the blindness and mental disturbance are reversible, biological processes are not automatic and nobody knows who could be the odd one.

      See also: Preeclampsia: The Common Early Sign Of Dangerous Complications In Pregnancy

      You can only know whether the swelling is normal or not when you visit the hospital for routine check-ups when pregnant. Do not sit at home for complications to set in when you can help prevent the situation from occurring to you or your loved one. This basic knowledge of the condition should motivate you to visit the hospital early or be used to encourage a loved one to visit the hospital.

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