Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy (cont.)
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The causes of preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy are poorly understood. In fact, preeclampsia is sometimes called the "disease of theories," and its cause is the subject of active research.1
Preeclampsia may start with a poorly developed placenta that doesn't circulate blood normally. But the cause of the placenta disorder isn't yet clear. Nor is it known why the mother's body then develops high blood pressure. So far, a number of possible factors are thought to play a part in preeclampsia, including:
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