Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Fake Cure for Preeclampsia/HELLP

Today, I was reviewing my personal blog's site meter. I often read the referring URLs to see how someone happened upon my blog. Readers often find my blog using Google, which happens to own Blogger where I blog, and this blog is hosted. Since Google now includes its blogspot sites in searches, someone happened upon my blog by entering these search words:

HELLP pre eclampsia

In the results which Google brought back with those search words, I found a fraud, fake, incredible lie, untruth, falsehood...whatever you want to call it. There in the results was a blog, which is hosted by Wordpress, which purports to have a diet which prevents preeclampsia or HELLP. I refuse to name that blog here, which doesn't deserve to exist.

I serves to prey on women who are dealing with a serious medical condition and are feeling distraught and upset at what is happening or has happened to them. Preeclampsia and HELLP have no cure.

Delivery of the baby begins the process of stopping the progression of the symptoms, but there is no cure. Magnesium sulfate helps, but there is nothing you can eat or not eat which stops it. There is no proven, medical research that has a cure.

When it happens, it will be the biggest breakthrough in obstetrics and gynecology. It will make the national news. It will be celebrated by ALL preeclampsia/HELLP survivors.