by sam10 (1436 Posts), Mon Feb 04, 2013 06:44 am
That would be great, unfortunately this is not the case. Since elevated bloodpressure is a symptom and not the cause of preeclamsia and related disorders, medication is more like damage control (treating a symptom is not curing it). However, It is very important to treat high bloodpressure to prevent serious complications. Uncontrolled BP during pregnancy can lead to organ damage, stroke, placental abruption, and so forth.
Often bloodpressure can only be controlled to a certain extend. If you are maxed out on medication and the BP is still rising, delivery (along with other indicators)is imminent to prevent complications. The only cure of preeclampsia is birth (delivery of the placenta).
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011Henry
(1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeksMatilda
(Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE
Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/