Pre-eclampsiais a condition that can occur during pregnancy and is characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension), edema of the lower extremities and protein in the urine. The spectrum of symptoms can vary from none to life threatening kidney damage, bleeding and heart failure due to hypertension. Severe pre-eclampsia must be treated with termination of the pregnancy.
The opportunity of monitoring the condition continuously by using an overall package that patients can apply alone at home will make it possible for care-givers to prescribe a more intensive and adapted treatment.
The home monitoring package consists of a blood pressure measurement, sticks for measuring urine and the Edema Stocking.