Jessica Simpson, whoâ€™s in the third trimester of her pregnancy, shared a shocking pic of her swollen foot asking for â€˜remedies.â€™ HL spoke to two obstetricians who think the actress should contact her doctor ASAP.
Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, board-certified OB-GYN and author, spoke to Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY about why Jessica should seek immediate help.
â€œPreeclampsia is a disease of the placenta, so the strict cure is to deliver the baby and get rid of the placenta,â€ she explained. â€œSomething in the placenta causes constriction of blood vessels and makes blood pressure go up. If left untreated, preeclampsia and progress and women can have a stroke, a seizure, or a pulmonary edema, which is too much fluid in the lungs.â€.
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