Aspirin can Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia for Pregnant Women

September 9, 2014 1:33 PM

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Preeclampsia is a complication that arises during pregnancy. The condition occurs when a woman develops high blood pressure after week 20, which is around the end of the second trimester going into the third. Since preeclampsia can be harmful to the mother and child, preventing it is vital. According to a panel of experts from the United States, women who are at risk of developing preeclampsia could benefit from taking daily, low-dose aspirin.

"There is good news that pregnant women who are at high risk for preeclampsia can take a low dose of aspirin [81 milligrams per day] to prevent the condition," said Dr. Jessica Herzstein, who is the global medical director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., reported by HealthDay. "[Daily low-dose ...

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