Preeclampsia Recurrence

Losing weight between pregnancies prevents preeclampsia recurrence. Preeclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension occurs in nearly five to ten percent women during pregnancy. This condition is characterized by high blood pressure level, edema and protein in the urine. Women with a previous history of preeclampsia have a greater risk of developing hypertension during future pregnancies. Preeclampsia is one of the major complications of pregnancy. It is harmful for the kidneys and the liver. It increases the risk of blood clotting. It is also one of the major causes of stillbirths and maternal deaths. Researchers at the St. Louise School of Medicine were trying to find a way to reduce the risk of recurrence of preeclampsia during second pregnancy. To their satisfaction, researchers found that by losing weight between pregnancies, a woman could significantly lower the risk of preeclampsia during her second pregnancy. Earlier studies have shown that excess pre-pregnancy body weight, above the normal BMI, increases the risk of recurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension in a future pregnancy. The findings published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology and on a weight loss diet website for woman, has shown that an average overweight woman could prevent recurrence of pregnancy complications by losing only 10 pounds in between two pregnancies. Therefore, to prevent complications in your second pregnancy, women with a previous history of preeclampsia should take steps to lose their baby fat.

Into the Wild

It's pretty clear that the author has the agenda of presenting the sympathetic argument regarding Chris McCandless' choices in the telling of the tale. In the end, I guess I've decided that McCandless was both the careless narcissist and the adventurer with the high ideals. People are complicated and are different things to different people. I get the impression that the actions he took were necessary for his personal development and his sense of himself, but he seriously underestimated how important he was to his family, and how his actions effected them. There's a section in the end where Krakauer is confronted by Mrs McCandless' grief and he says her weeping, betrays a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure. Such bereavement makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow. I can't help but feel that a mind like McCandless' is a rare and wondrous thing. Yes, he caused suffering and made stupid decisions, but who is to say what is or isn't important for another person, and of all the options of life available, what will be life changing for them. There's only one life and we all try to live it to the best of our abilities, in the end, I think that's what McCandless was trying to do, his death was an accident of poor planning. Had he lived, with time and maturity he might have come to understand his importance to other people, and the great responsibility that comes of being loved. Maybe he would have tempered his passions with reason and become a more balanced thinker and philosopher.