Preeclampsia is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy. It causes patients to experience hypertension or high blood pressure usually during the second half of pregnancy. It is also accompanied by other symptoms, such as proteinuria or a high level of protein in the urine and severe oedema or swelling in the legs, hands, and feet. If left untreated, it puts patients at risk of organ damage, especially to the kidneys. It also puts the unborn baby’s health and safety at risk.
Pregnant women suffering from preeclampsia require specialist care until they give birth. In fact, in patients with severe preeclampsia, a C-section usually becomes necessary. To ensure the health and safety of both the mother and the baby, many patients who do not have access to affordable but high-quality obstetrics care in their own country opt to go abroad for care and treatment. One of the best destinations these days is Southeast Asia.
When compared to Western countries, Southeast Asian hospitals charge up to 70% less for comprehensive preeclampsia care. This is crucial for patients with such condition because they usually need to be confined to the hospital for the continuous monitoring of their biophysical profiles and amniotic fluid volume.
Seeking treatment in Southeast Asia also gives patients access to all the advanced equipment to ensure their safe delivery, even in the event that they require an emergency C-section. Many hospitals in the region are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and are fully equipped with all the latest medical technologies, the same ones found in Western hospitals. JCI not only accredits hospitals but also renews their accreditations based on whether the hospitals stay up-to-date with the most innovative medical infrastructure available in the market. JCI also takes into consideration several other factors such as the quality of nursing care, the credentials of in-house physicians, and the full amenities of the hospitals.
So for patients suffering from preeclampsia who wish to receive the best treatment, only the best hospitals will do. And these are easily found in Southeast Asia at a price that locals and international patients alike can afford.