pregnancy-induced hypertension


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gestational hypertension

hypertension during pregnancy in a previously normotensive woman or aggravation of hypertension during pregnancy in a hypertensive woman.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated (nonproteinuric) hypertension (HTN)—pre-eclampsia—or proteinuric HTN—eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5–15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M.
 
Clinical signs
Oedema, swelling (especially facial).

Management
Low-dose aspirin.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

A term that encompasses isolated–nonproteinuric HTN, pre-eclampsia or proteinuric HTN, eclampsia; PIH occurs in 5-15% of pregnancies, and is a major cause of obstetric and perinatal M&M Management Low-dose aspirin

ges·ta·tion·al hy·per·ten·sion

(jes-tā'shŭn-ăl hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Hypertension during pregnancy in a previously normotensive woman or aggravation of hypertension during pregnancy in a hypertensive woman.
Synonym(s): pregnancy-induced hypertension.

pregnancy-induced hypertension

Any rise in blood pressure brought about by pregnancy and unaccompanied by protein in the urine or endothelial activation as indicated by a rise in circulating cellular fibronectin. Hypertension in pregnancy will, however, always raise the possibility of PRE-ECLAMPSIA.
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Insulin resistance and its potential role in pregnancy-induced hypertension. J Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension cases, term small-for-gestational-age (SGA) cases, and term birth weight births were identified exclusively from the 10% random sample of births.
of deaths (%) Obstetric haemorrhage 10 (18.2%) Heart disease 6 (10.9%) Liver diseases 6 (10.9%) Ectopic pregnancy 5 (9.1%) Amniotic fluid embolism 3 (5.5%) Pregnancy-induced hypertension 3 (5.5%) Migrant population (n=207) Cause of death No.
Socioeconomic pathology as a cause of regional differences in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Rev Esp Cardiol.
Key words: pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance.
Physicians dealing with women with gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) should inquire about sleep-disordered breathing, especially because it is easy to treat OSA with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), he said.
Nolledo suggested that physicians dealing with women with gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) should inquire about sleep-disordered breathing, especially because OSA is so simple to treat with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
Obesity, which is already established as a marker for metabolic syndrome, also appears to act as an amplifier of other etiologic factors, including pregnancy-induced hypertension and PCOS.
PRE-ECLAMPSIA or pregnancy-induced hypertension affects up to 10 per cent of women, mainly those having their first pregnancy.
The document states that "Women and their care providers should consider the risks of not participating in exercise activities during pregnancy, including loss of muscular and cardiovascular fitness, excessive maternal weight gain, higher risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension, development of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, a higher incidence of physical complaints such as dyspnea or low back pain, and poor psychological adjustment to the physical changes of pregnancy."
* Signs of undiagnosed pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) including rapid weight gain, pitting edema, severe headaches, mid-back pain on right side and visual disturbances.
Recommendations for clinical practice The results of this well-designed preliminary study justify further studies of prophylactic atenolol for the prevention of pregnancy-induced hypertension and its sequelae.

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