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Doctor insights on: Nursing Diagnosis For Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Beta blockade : Need to assess for preeclampsia/correct electrolyte or magnesium abnormalities. Hypertension exacerbated by increased intravascular volume. Beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, Aldomet (methyldopate) are among the drugs of first resort. ...Read more

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I'm confused please help me learn about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

I'm confused please help me learn about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Pre-eclampsia: Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious complications for both you and your baby. If you have preeclampsia, the only cure is delivery. The cause is unknown! ...Read more

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How do I deal with pregnancy induced hypertension after having eclampsia during my first child delivery? She is carrying another pregnancy now .

How do I deal with pregnancy induced  hypertension after having eclampsia  during my first child delivery?  She is carrying another pregnancy now .

Let OB know: Today's technology is good at handling pregnancy induced hypertension, but clearly having eclampsia during your first pregnancy puts you at huge risk for the second child. Letting your OB know, making all appointments, following advice closely, and letting the OB know of any fluctuations in your condition will help the most. Also complying with any special instructions, and taking meds correctly. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Yes: This process can cause harm to the baby and kill the mother. It is something that should be closely managed with meds and followup. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Fetus & mother: Fetus: slow growth & development, prematurity, death mother: kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, bleeding, seizures, coma, death. Note: most cases are mild and can be managed very effectively. Close followup is needed with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

High blood pressure: A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke. The most important sign is elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more