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3. Proteins in the Urine (Proteinuria)

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Proteins in the urine (proteinuria), along with HBP, are the classic indicators of preeclampsia. A urinalysis can typically detect proteinuria.

Why does proteinuria occur?

Preeclampsia can affect the whole body—including the kidneys. Affected kidneys may have difficulties properly processing bodily waste. As a result, excessive amounts of proteins can make their way into urine.

Preeclampsia can be a real pain—literally

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