Even the name of this strange disease was a mystery, till I picked up this MSN news article (msn articles disappear after a while..) [ http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12498616/ ] which laments the inefficacy of Vitamins C and E in treating the condition.
Research shows, that no one knows much about why the condition manifests itself. Affecting both mother and child in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, this strange disease can definitely become fatal if it progresses fast without diagnosis or treatment.
Here are a few links that help understand the condition further:
1. Preeclampsia foundation
[ http://www.preeclampsia.org/ ]
2. On Family Doctor (English and Spanish)
[ http://familydoctor.org/064.xml ]
The only effective treatments known so far:
1. Early pregnancy, which is not always feasible/advisable.
2. Control of high blood pressure through a drug regime.
Possible Solutions to Preclampsia: Research into the origin of the disease. Better symptomatic diagnosis and prenatal care.
Some notes on the origin of the condition: