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What is HELLP syndrome?
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HELLP syndrome is a rare but serious condition that can happen when you’re pregnant or right after you have your baby. HELLP stands for the different things that happen when you have i. HELLP syndrome is a group of symptoms that can develop in pregnant women.
HELLP syndrome is a disorder of the liver and blood that can be fatal if left untreated. HELLP syndrome is a complication of pregnancy characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and a low platelet count. It usually begins during the last three months of pregnancy or shortly after childbirth.
Symptoms may include feeling tired, retaining fluid, headache, nausea, upper right abdominal pain, blurry vision, nosebleeds, and seizures. Complications may include disseminated intravascular coagulation, placental abruption, and kidney failure. HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening condition that can potentially complicate pregnancy.  It is named for 3 features of the condition: H emolysis, E levated L iver enzyme levels, and L ow P latelet levels. It typically occurs in the last 3 months of pregnancy (the third trimester) but can also start soon after delivery. .
What is HELLP Syndrome? HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening pregnancy complication usually considered to be a variant of preeclampsia. Both conditions usually occur during the later stages of pregnancy, or sometimes after childbirth.
HELLP syndrome was named by Dr. Louis Weinstein in 1982 after its characteristic. HELLP Syndrome is a series of symptoms that make up a syndrome that can affect pregnant women.
HELLP syndrome is thought to be a variant of preeclampsia, but it may be an entity all on its own. There are still many questions about the serious condition of HELLP syndrome. HELLP syndrome, which is a group of symptoms, stands for hemolysis (a breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels, and the condition affects just under.
What is HELLP syndrome? HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs in pregnant women who have high blood pressure (BP). Your risk also increases if you had preeclampsia in a past pregnancy or are older than 40 with this pregnancy.
HELLP syndrome usually develops between week 20 and the end of pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is a serious condition for both mother and baby and complications may arise if left untreated. Treatment may include medications needed for mother/baby, blood transfusions for severe bleeding. The main treatment is to deliver the baby as soon as possible, even if premature if there is distress for mother and baby. The acronym for HELLP Syndrome stands for: Hemolysis (H), where your red blood cells are broken down too soon, causing dangerously low red-cell blood counts.
Elevated liver enzymes (EL), which indicate that your liver is functioning poorly and is unable to process toxins in your body efficiently.
List of related literature:
|from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing|
|from Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional|
|from Mosby’s Paramedic Textbook|
|from Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E-Book|
|from Textbook of Gastroenterology|
|from Netter’s Gastroenterology E-Book|
|from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book|
|from Emergency Medicine E-Book: Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult Online)|
|from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|from Emergency Medicine Secrets E-Book|