How Do I Know If I Have Pregnancy Induced Hypertension?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and I normally have lower blood pressure but it is slightly above normal for the average person now.Gestational hypertension or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is the development of new hypertension in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks gestation without the presence of protein in the urine or other signs of pre-eclampsia. Hypertension is defined as having a blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg. Read More Here…






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What Is Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Caused By?

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), also called toxemia or preeclampsia: This condition can cause serious problems for both the mother and the baby if left untreated. PIH develops after the 20th weeks of pregnancy. Along with high blood pressure, it causes protein in the urine, blood changes and other problems.

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  • Dr.D.C.Mehta-Jamnagar March 16, 2009, 9:38 pm

    See you must be basically prone to have hypertension for any reason like heredity or obesity or some kidney reason!But this pregnancy state has precipitated it and after the delivery if it persist for a long time may be till lactation time or say six month time than you can say that it is a pregnancy precipitated waiting high blood pressure but if it goes than naturally it was due to your pregnancy state and now all over and you have become normal !Only time can tell you this way OK ! Always YouRsmE