Gestational hypertension: Introduction
Any type of high blood pressure occuring during pregnancy
is a type of "gestational hypertension".
Preeclampsia is severe high blood pressure during pregnancy,
and eclampsia is very severe pregnancy gestational hypertension leading to seizures. ...more »
Symptoms of Gestational hypertension
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Treatments for Gestational hypertension
- Normal delivery - some babies are born vaginally; in other cases caesarian is chosen.
- Close monitoring of mother and foetus
- Antihypertensive medication
- Timely delivery of the baby - may need early delivery in order to control mothers' blood pressure
- more treatments...»
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Gestational hypertension?
Gestational hypertension: Deaths
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Gestational hypertension: Complications
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Causes of Gestational hypertension
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Disease Topics Related To Gestational hypertension
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Gestational hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Gestational hypertension
Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is
an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms.
There are often four symptoms and conditions...read more »
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the conditions which may be causes...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be an inflammation of...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis
of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension...read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often
in child patients than in adults.
Some of the overlooked conditions may...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the ...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease)
is linked...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other
weight-related or associated medical...read more »
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Gestational hypertension: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Gestational hypertension: Rare Types
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Prevention of Gestational hypertension
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Gestational hypertension: Broader Related Topics
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Article Excerpts about Gestational hypertension
Gestational hypertension is defined as a blood pressure
elevation detected for the first time after midpregnancy, and is distinguished
from preeclampsia by the absence of proteinuria. (Source: excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI)
Definitions of Gestational hypertension:
A condition in pregnant women with elevated systolic (>140 mm Hg) and diastolic (>90 mm Hg) blood pressure on at least two occasions 6 h apart. HYPERTENSION complicates 8-10% of all pregnancies, generally after 20 weeks of gestation. Gestational hypertension can be divided into several broad categories according to the complexity and associated symptoms, such as EDEMA; PROTEINURIA; SEIZURES; abnormalities in BLOOD COAGULATION and liver functions.
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