High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Remedies

Submitted by Nick on January 18, 2012

High blood pressure in pregnancy is a condition that is experienced by certain women especially after around 20 weeks of pregnancy. High blood pressure during pregnancy needs to be closely monitored as it may result in the development of pre-eclampsia which is a medical condition that can be life threatening for both the mother and the baby.

In certain advances stages of pre-eclampsia, the mother may...

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.go into a coma, or the placenta may get separated from the uterine wall causing a lot of bleeding in the mother and the child may also have a reduction in the supply of nutrients and oxygen via the placentat Pre-eclampsia on account of high blood pressure and pregnancy may also result in low birth weight and premature delivery of the child in some casese


Women who suffer from high blood pressure before pregnancy are at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure during pregnancyc

Some of the symptoms of pre-eclampsia are dizziness, blurred vision, swelling of the hands and the face, unusual weight gain etct The best way to control pre-eclampsia and even prevent it is to control the sodium levels during pregnancy and to get regular exercise as well as including whole grain and fiber in ones diete High blood pressure during pregnancy remedies include maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle by eating balances diets and exercising oftene Pregnant women who tend to suffer form gestational hypertension or high blood pressure should eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables especially bananas to restore the sodium and potassium ratioi

One should also eat plenty of protein rich foods from sources other than red meata These may include, fish, chicken, dairy products, eggs, cheese etct High blood pressure during pregnancy can also be reduced by avoiding unnecessary stress during pregnancy and by setting time aside to meditate and relaxa Usually it is observed that in most cases the blood pressure of the mother will return to normal around six weeks after deliveryr The most important part to keep in mind while treating high blood pressure during pregnancy is that the mother should not develop a higher chance of chronic high blood pressure or other cardio vascular diseases in future on account of suffering from high blood pressure during pregnancyc

Some home remedies for high blood pressure would be to increase the intake of cucumbers and to also have some passionflower capsules every day on prior approval of the doctor in addition to the prenatal diete

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