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Medicine For Gestational Hypertension
BP up d/t preg: In a person who develops elevated blood pressure during pregnancy or just after pregnancy the term gestational hypertension would apply. This is different from chronic hypertension which is BP elevation that was present before the pregnancy. Gestational hypertension also includes diseases such as pre-eclampsia or toxemia. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Hypertension: Gestational hypertension occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. It is a blood pressure of 140/90 without any protein in the urine or any biochemical abnormalities seen with pre-eclampsia. The cure for gestational hypertension is delivery of the infant. Medical intervention is not always necessary and will depend upon the gestational age of the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow a diet: The first thing to do for gestational diabetes is follow the dietary advice given to you by your doctor. You will be monitored for how your body responds to the diet. If your blood sugars remain high, an oral diabetic agent or Insulin may be required to keep your blood sugar as normal as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tests 4 HTN Preg:
50 asks what are tests for gestational HTN?
1. Measure BP carefully and correctly regularly as pregnancy. The only way to dx it is to measure the BP correctly.
2. To see if it is damaging you kidneys your team will check your urine protein.
Very simple. So just get into a regular care system and follow the guidelines. ...Read more
When a woman has high blood pressure in pregnancy, it may cause less blood to flow to the placenta. The fetus receives less of the oxygen and nutrients it needs. This can cause the growth of the fetus to slow down.
You may need periodic BP check to make sure you don't have any complications and the baby is growing appropriately. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hypertension: First pregnancies, excessive weight gain, history of chronic kidney disease, chronic hypertension, auto-immune disorders, multiple pregnancies, diabetes are just some risk factors for the condition. If you have any of the above, it is important to be under close supervision of your obstetrician/perinatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little different: Gestational hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure in a pregnant patient after 20 wk who does not have previously diagnosed hypertension. Preeclampsia is the same thing with other changes such as protein leaking into the urine, swelling and some blood test changes. Think of preeclampsia as a more complicated version of gestational hypertension. ...Read more
Perhaps not: Many metabolic changes occur during pregnancy, most of which resolve by a few weeks to months after delivery. They may be indicators of subsequent risk of having recurrent issues in the future, so follow up with your doctors. You will most likely be just fine. Just make sure you lose the weight you gained, and keep fit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have an abnormally high level of a protein called soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (s-flt-1), which makes it difficult for small blood vessels to grow. This protein is connected to hypertension and pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. ...Read more