DO YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DURING PREGNANCY?
High blood pressure during pregnancy is also known as pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) or hypertension during pregnancy. High blood pressure during pregnancy can lead to a serious condition called preeclampsia also referred to as toxemia. High blood pressure during pregnancy affects about 6-8% among pregnant women.
The type of high blood pressure during pregnancy (PIH)
Chronic hypertension• It is also known as chronic hypertension. Mothers who have high blood pressure (above 140/90) before pregnancy, during early pregnancy (before 20 weeks) or high blood pressure persists after birth.
Gestational hypertension• It is also known as gestational hypertension. High blood pressure (above 140/90) occurred after the 20th week of pregnancy, but no production of protein in the urine and will disappear after the baby is born.
Preeclampsia• Both chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension preeclampsia can cause severe conditions after the 20th week of pregnancy. It can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby if not treated quickly. These symptoms not only include high blood pressure (above 140/90), it also affects the kidneys, brain and vital organs in the body other causes of protein in urine production.
• preeclampsia eclampsia will occur if not treated immediately where the mother started to get seizures. If blood pressure blood becomes too high, it could lead to death, the mother and baby during pregnancy. There is also the risk of stroke for the event parents can not be controlled blood pressure.
How high blood pressure during pregnancy (PIH) can affect your baby?• The exact cause is still unknown. But medical experts found that pre-eclampsia may occur due to the formation of abnormal placenta that can occur as early as 18-20 weeks into pregnancy. Blood vessels in the placenta is not to be thin and soft. There is also a blood clot causing blockage of blood vessels in the placenta. High blood pressure can affect the baby and the baby is born smaller than normal. However, some PIH will go away after the baby's birth. Blood pressure can be maintained at a high level until 6 weeks after birth.
Who is at risk for high blood pressure during pregnancy (PIH)?• Mother first time, it often occurs on the content first.
• Mothers who have families who have PIH.
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• Mothers younger than age 20 or older than age 40.
• Mothers who have chronic hypertension
• Women who have kidney disease before pregnancy
• Mothers who are too thin or low.
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How high blood pressure during pregnancy (PIH) treated?• Most mothers can give birth to a healthy baby if PIH is detected early and treated with regular prenatal care.
• If you PIH severe, it can lead to preeclampsia that can cause serious consequences to the mother and baby.
• If you have mild hypertension and the baby has not come of age, your doctor may recommend that you do the following:
- Rest and lying on the left side while sleeping
- Kerapkan prenatal checkups
- Cut down on salt
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
• If you have severe high blood pressure, your doctor may try to treat your blood pressure medication until you can deliver your baby safely. You can get more advice and information from your doctor.