Preg­nant and Hy­per­ten­sive

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You can be di­ag­nosed with one of three types of hy­per­ten­sive dis­or­ders dur­ing preg­nancy: CHRONIC HY­PER­TEN­SION: You al­ready have the con­di­tion and it is di­ag­nosed be­fore or within the first 20 weeks of preg­nancy. GES­TA­TIONAL HY­PER­TEN­SION: When the con­di­tion de­vel­ops dur­ing preg­nancy (af­ter 20 weeks). PRE-ECLAMP­SIA AND ECLAMP­SIA: This type of high blood pres­sure can cause or­gan dam­age and seizures.

If you suf­fer or have suf­fered from any of these con­di­tions, you are more likely to de­velop hy­per­ten­sion later in life. In ad­di­tion, hav­ing el­e­vated blood pres­sure while preg­nant is a risk fac­tor for car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, chronic kid­ney dis­ease and di­a­betes in your later years. This is why you need to man­age any blood pres­sure ab­nor­mal­i­ties be­fore and dur­ing preg­nancy – un­der your doc­tor’s su­per­vi­sion, of course.

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