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Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Certainly, there are risk factors identified for pih (pregnancy-induced hypertension). Women at higher risk for developing pih are teens, african-american women, and those struggling with obesity.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Weight: Can always have an impact in hypertension of any variety but this is variable.

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