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What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Chronic/preeclampsia

Hypertension occurs in 3-4% pregnancies.
Most times it is a reflection of essential HTN (perhaps exacerbated by wt gain and increased plasma volume). Htn occurring after 20 weeks might reflect preeclampsia and if associated neurological changes, eclampsia . Thyroid abnormalities later in pregnancy can also affect BP and cause htn.

In brief: Chronic/preeclampsia

Hypertension occurs in 3-4% pregnancies.
Most times it is a reflection of essential HTN (perhaps exacerbated by wt gain and increased plasma volume). Htn occurring after 20 weeks might reflect preeclampsia and if associated neurological changes, eclampsia . Thyroid abnormalities later in pregnancy can also affect BP and cause htn.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: PIH

There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension.
Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems.

In brief: PIH

There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension.
Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems.
Dr. Ruth Crystal
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