What was the cause of your preeclampsia and eclampsia?
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What causes preeclampsia and eclampsia?
The exact cause of preeclampsia and eclampsia is not fully understood, but it
is believed to be a disorder of the lining of blood vessels. Abnormalities of
the placenta have also been described. It likely arises due to a combination of
factors, including both genetic and environmental influences. A number of genes
have been studied as potentially being involved in preeclampsia, and there is an
increased risk for women with affected family members. Nutritional factors,
obesity, and the immune system may also play a role in its development although
this is not yet fully understood. Some studies of the immune response in
preeclampsia have shown problems in the way certain cells of the immune system
interact with each other to regulate the immune response.