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Are there some genetic reasons I get gestational hypertension during my pregnancies?
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In brief: Probably
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There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a 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.

In brief: Probably
If you answer this definitively, you will win a nobel.
There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a 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.
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