High blood pressure during pregnancy is a common medical problem that usually disappears once the baby is born. In some cases, it can signal a serious condition called pre-eclampsia. High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 mm Hg. This condition is a serious concern for some pregnant women.
Untreated high blood pressure during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm labor, gestational diabetes, or stillbirth. High blood pressure during pregnancy is not always dangerous. But it can sometimes cause severe health complications for both mother and developing baby. The symptoms of hypertension during pregnancy are severe headaches, blurred vision, upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, decreased urine output, shortness of breath. High Blood pressure is not always dangerous if managed carefully.
Causes of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
There are several causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
- Being Overweight or obesity
- Not Getting Enough Physical Activity
- Drinking Alcohol
- Age (Over 35)
- Having Diabetes
- Carrying more than one child
Dr. Raman Singla (Best Laparoscopic Surgeon) Director Radiance Hospital and Dr. Rimmy Singla (Best Gynecologist and Obstetrician) at Radiance Hospital.