The Herp Linked To 2 Big Pregnancy Problems

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The Herp Linked To 2 Big Pregnancy Problems
Premature birth and high pregnancy blood pressure can be virally caused.

Herpes Linked To Premature Birth and High Pregnancy Blood Pressure

Staff at the University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Women’s Hospital (in Australia) have discovered a link between Herpes and premature birth and high pregnancy blood pressure. Scientists have long known about a connection between premature birth and high blood pressure. Pre-eclampsia, as high blood pressure during pregnancy is known, affects up to 10% of first pregnancies.

The study showed a link between viral infections and pre-eclampsia. The researchers also went on to say that there could be a connection between viral infections and genetic mutations in clotting and inflammation control and possibly with cerebral palsy. There is hope though; older studies suggest that pre-eclampsia can be kept in check with calcium and Aspirin.

So, a little bad news there with a little silver-lining, right? We’re still waiting for the pregnancy research that says expectant moms really don’t have anything to worry about. Fingers cross for that one. A cure or vaccine to the Herp wouldn’t be to much to ask for while they’re at it.

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