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is there any treatments for gestational hypertension?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Sort of: There is gestational hypertension (HTN) and preeclampsia, which is HTN along with proteinuria & edema of the hands/face. In both cases the HTN usually resolves after delivery however, preeeclampsia is more serious and can be associated with poor fetal growth and can turn into eclampsia. Decreasing activity or bedrest helps but isn't curative.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes and they are very important to a healthy pregnancy. See your OB doctor right away. If your blood pressure is very bad, as if you should also be seen by a high risk OB specialist. Please don't wait.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with gestational hypertension?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: It's part of the training that all obstetricians receive.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are some people more prone to getting gestational hypertension?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Gest. Hypertension: Since people who have gestational hypertension are more likely to get essential hypertension, then any person who is destined to get hypertension are at risk. A hx of this problem in a prior pregnancy, your first pregnancy, teen pregnancy and older age pregnancy, twins, obesity, and women with diabetes are your largest risk factors for this problem.
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What are the most common symptoms of gestational hypertension?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Almost none: Rarely mild headaches and pop up noises in your ear. Mostly you dont feel a thing, thats why is really important to keep your appt with your ob/gyn and have your blood pressure checked every appointment.
A member asked:

How can I treat gestational hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Close Follow Up: Gestational hypertension is really diagnosed after you deliver and did not develop preeclampsia. So, you need to monitor your pressure at home and see your doctor who may order blood tests on you and monitoring of the fetus. Do not try and 'treat" this on your own. Blood pressure medications may decrease the numbers, but they will not prevent preeclampsia.
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What kind of doctor sees somebody for gestational hypertension?

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Dr. M. Taslimi
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
An Obstetrician: See an obstetric doctor first. If necessary, you will be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) doctor.

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