Understanding the phenomenon of increased uric acid in pre-eclampsia

The article was professionally consulted by Specialist Doctor I Le Thi Phuong - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vinmec Ha Long International General Hospital.
Although it does not directly cause preeclampsia, high uric acid levels are an opportunity for this condition to appear, causing serious effects on the health of mother and baby.

1. Learn about preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is one of the extremely dangerous pregnancy complications caused by high blood pressure in pregnant women or signs of damage to other organs.
Pregnant women with a slight increase in blood pressure can also be a sign of pre-eclampsia. If there is no timely treatment plan, it can lead to complications of eclampsia, endangering the life of the mother and the fetus. .
When suffering from preeclampsia, pregnant women often have the following symptoms:
Change in vision; Upper abdominal pain; Nausea, vomiting; urinating less; Sudden increase in blood pressure; Tests show protein in the urine or kidney problems; Decreased liver function; Shortness of breath due to fluid in the lungs; Have a severe headache; Decreased platelet count in the blood.
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2. Is elevated uric acid in preeclampsia dangerous?

Uric acid is a component that will be eliminated by the kidneys and only remains in the body in a very small amount. However, if the excretory organs have problems or the body has an increase in the amount of purines absorbed, uric acid levels will tend to increase. For pregnant women, increased uric acid in preeclampsia will be more dangerous and difficult to overcome, and each impact on the mother's body can affect the development and health of the fetus.
Increased blood uric acid warns of abnormal health. If left untreated, this condition can affect the health of the mother and prevent the development of the fetus.
In addition, when uric acid levels increase during pregnancy, it can cause pregnant women to face a number of diseases such as gout, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and most dangerously, preeclampsia. Pregnancy disorders are very dangerous, can threaten the health and life of the pregnant mother as well as the fetus.
The phenomenon of increased uric acid in pre-eclampsia is quite common, often occurs in pregnant women with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity... Although it does not directly cause this condition, the concentration is high. Elevated uric acid levels will be the cause for diseases to have the opportunity to appear and cause preeclampsia for pregnant women.

3. Causes of uric acid increase during pregnancy

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During pregnancy, pregnant women have increased uric acid can be due to the following reasons:
Due to nutrition: An unscientific diet will cause uric acid levels in the pregnant mother's body to increase. This is because most pregnant women often have the habit of adding too many protein-rich foods because they want to ensure nutrition for the development of the fetus. However, anything too much is not good, the intake of a large amount of protein in a short time has caused the production of uric acid to increase rapidly and the kidneys cannot work to eliminate it completely; Due to some diseases: During pregnancy, if the pregnant mother suffers from certain diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney... the possibility of increasing uric acid is great. In addition, there are also cases of pregnant women with increased uric acid before pregnancy, but it is not discovered until the antenatal check-up, the cause will be quite difficult at this time because the increase in uric acid is also due to the impact of many factors. element.

4. High uric acid during pregnancy what to do?

Pregnant women with increased uric acid during pregnancy will be very dangerous, so as soon as this condition is detected, it is necessary to actively discuss with the doctor to find a solution. Absolutely do not arbitrarily use the drug treatment without the consent of the specialist.
In the daily diet, pregnant women should also build a scientific menu, ensure nutrition, neither excess nor lack, can consult nutritionists to set up a reasonable diet. Helps protect the health and development of the unborn baby.
In addition, pregnant women should also supplement the body with 2.5 - 3 liters of water per day to stimulate the kidneys to excrete and eliminate uric acid levels from the body. At the same time, take time to rest, especially in the last months of pregnancy so that your body has time to prepare for the upcoming birth. Pregnant women also do not forget to have regular health check-ups to control the best health status.
High uric acid index during pregnancy will cause many serious effects and health risks for both mother and fetus, so each person needs to actively seek knowledge and prevention, in case of pregnancy. If you have an increase in uric acid, you should follow the instructions of your doctor to ensure the health of yourself and the fetus. In the last 3 months of pregnancy, the health of both mother and baby needs to be closely monitored and checked. Pregnant women need:
Know the real signs of labor to get to the hospital in time, affecting the health of the fetus. Differentiate between amniotic fluid and vaginal discharge for timely handling to avoid premature birth, fetal distress, and stillbirth. Be especially careful when bleeding in the last 3 months of pregnancy needs urgent emergency care to ensure the life of both mother and baby. Monitor the amount of amniotic fluid regularly and continuously. Monitor fetal weight in the last 3 months to assess baby's development and predict possible risks at birth. The special monitoring group is the same as the striker, and the fetal growth retardation needs to be closely monitored by the doctor and given appropriate indications. Distinguish between physiological contractions, labor contractions and mechanical pregnancy to get to the hospital in time. Maternity services at Vinmec make the pregnancy process easier and safer for pregnant women. During pregnancy, pregnant women will be examined by top doctors in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department with high professional qualifications and experience, giving the best advice and treatment for the health of both mother and child. little.

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