High pressure in the embarazo: symptoms, how to lower and risk

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Hypertension in the embarrassment appears when the blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg, especially in women who have never had an increase in blood pressure, which can cause pain in the back of the neck, abdominal pain, blurred vision and fluid retention with swelling del body.

The causes of high blood pressure during embarrassment may be related to an unbalanced diet or placental malformation. In addition to this, the woman is more at risk of having hypertension in the embarassment when she is embarassed for the first time, is over 35 years old, has obesity and / or is diabetic.

Normally, blood pressure drops during the first half of the embarassment, returning to normal or rising slightly in the second half of the embarassment, but close to childbirth. Therefore, if the embarazada notices that he has high pressure, especially after the 20 weeks of embarrassment, he should immediately go to the obstetrician to be evaluated.

High pressure in embarrassment can be dangerous, as it can cause the development of preeclampsia, a serious complication that can lead to abortion or fetal death, if not properly treated with both medication and a balanced diet. Know what is preeclampsia and how to identify it.

high blood pressure symptoms

Although it does not always cause symptoms, signs that may indicate that the pressure is high during embarazo are:

  • Blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg;
  • Constant headaches, especially in the back of the neck;
  • Dolores strong in the abdomen;
  • Blurred vision and light sensitivity;
  • Hinchazón of the ends of the body like legs, feet or arms.

In the presence of symptoms of hypertension in embarrassment, it is recommended to consult the obstetrician as soon as possible to start the appropriate treatment and avoid serious complications.

How to lower the pressure in the embarazo

To treat high blood pressure, you should keep at rest, drink 2 to 3 liters of water daily and have a balanced diet low in salt or industrialized foods such as sausages, canned goods, chucherías or French fries.

In addition, other advices that help to lower the high pressure in the embarazo are: drink 1 vase of orange juice a day, practice light physical activity such as walking, yoga or hydrogymnasia, for 2 to 3 times a week, and you should avoid drinking more than 1 cup of coffee a day.

However, in cases where high blood pressure does not decrease with these care, the obstetrician can recommend a treatment with medication for hypertension. In the most serious cases, the embarassed person may have to stop working or stay hospitalized to prevent eclampsia from developing. Learn more about drugs to control hypertension.

High pressure risks in the embarazo

Hypertension in embarrassment increases the risk of preeclampsia, a disease that can appear from the 20th week of embarrassment and which, when not treated, can develop into eclampsia, causing convulsions and even the death of the mother and the baby.

If you cannot lower your blood pressure, so you are taking the medications prescribed by your obstetrician, childbirth must be induced to avoid risk of death.

Diet to lower pressure

Diet and foods to lower high blood pressure must be low in salt and rich in folic acid, which has vasodilator action, helping to lower blood pressure. In addition, the consumption of water and diuretic foods should be high, to avoid fluid retention and relieve pressure inside the blood vessels.

One of the causes of hypertension in embarrassment could be excess weight. Know if the weight gain during embarrassment is controlled, putting your data below:

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