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Gestational hypertension

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

Treatments for Gestational hypertension

  • Normal delivery - some babies are born vaginally; in other cases caesarian is chosen.
  • Close monitoring of mother and foetus
  • Rest
  • Antihypertensive medication
  • Timely delivery of the baby - may need early delivery in order to control mothers' blood pressure
  • more treatments...»

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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

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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, more »

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Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial more »

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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 more »

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Gestational hypertension: Rare Types

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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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