High Blood Pressure, A to Z , Part –3.
List of contents:
- Pregnancy and hypertension.
- Managing hypertension during pregnancy
Pregnancy and hypertension:
There are three types of hypertension during pregnancy.
1 – Chronic hypertension—–Hypertension before pregnancy or you get hypertension 20 weeks before you get pregnant.
2 – Gestational Hypertension: —- If you have hypertension only during pregnancy and do not have protein in your urine or other problem with your heart or kidney .Usually it is diagnosed after 20 weeks of pregnancy or close to delivery. This type of hypertension disappear after you give birth.
3 – Preeclampsia Hypertension: —— This condition happens if a woman do not have hypertension before pregnancy and high blood pressure develop suddenly, protein is found in her urine and other problems appear after 20 week of pregnancy .
- Headache .
- Blurry vision, seeing spots and changes in eyesight.
- Vomiting or nausea.
- Pain in upper stomach area.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Sudden weight gain.
Managing Hypertension during pregnancy “
- There are some steps you can manage your hypertension during pregnancy.
- Maintain your medical check ups even you feel fine.
- If necessary, take medicines , prescribed by your doctor , to control your hypertension. Check your blood pressure at home and keep its record.
Avoid eating food with salt.
Stay active for at least 30 minutes a day.
Do not drink alcohol.
Continued to Part 4