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Why is there often hypertension in pregnancy?

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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fluid changes

During pregnancy there are great increases in the the volume of blood and other fluids in the body along with the increased weight.
Dilitation of the blood vessels, at least in part due to the tremendous surge in hormones, allows the body to accomodate this increased volume without an increased pressure. In some woman this dilitation is not enough, vasoconstiction occurs and pressure rises.

In brief: Fluid changes

During pregnancy there are great increases in the the volume of blood and other fluids in the body along with the increased weight.
Dilitation of the blood vessels, at least in part due to the tremendous surge in hormones, allows the body to accomodate this increased volume without an increased pressure. In some woman this dilitation is not enough, vasoconstiction occurs and pressure rises.
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Often?

It is not common but can be a serious problem for mom & fetus with close follow up & treatment required.

In brief: Often?

It is not common but can be a serious problem for mom & fetus with close follow up & treatment required.
Dr. Rick Koch
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