Hypertension during Pregnancy

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Cause of Hypertension

There are two causes of hypertension which are essential hypertension or primary hypertension where the cause is not disturbance in the heart or kidney, but it causes by other factors such as unhealthy life style, stress, excessive salt consumption, alcohol consumption and caffeine, unhealthy diet which causes fat deposit and excesses weigh, and also heredity factor.
Hypertension which is caused by disturbance in kidney or heart is called secondary hypertension.


The most dangerous hypertension during pregnancy is preeclampsia which is also called poisoned pregnancy.
Preeclampsia is a disease which emerges by the sign of hypertension, edema and proteinuria which arise due to pregnancy, is usually called poisoned pregnancy.

Preeclampsia hypertension occurs because of the increasing of systolic pressure for about 30 mmHg or reaches 140 mmHg (your wife is 145), and the increasing of diastolic pressure for about 15 mmHg or reaches 90 mmHg (your wife is 89)…
Edema preeclampsia occurs when there is accumulation of excessive fluid in general and in the body, it is usually determined by the increasing of body weight and swelling of the feet, fingers and face. The increasing of body weight for about 1 kg in a week for several times can be the sign of preeclampsia….

Proteinuria preeclampsia occurs when there is protein concentrate in the urine which is more than 0,3 g/liter and the urine is about 400 ml or less in a day. Roughly, it means that the urine of mother who suffers it is very low. Until now, there is no obvious cause of preeclampsia.


Healthy life style will increase the chance for mother to avoid hypertension during pregnancy. It is better to avoid alcohol, smoke, stress, and follow healthy life style (high protein consumption, avoiding excessive consumption of carbohydrate and salt). Besides, pregnant mother can consume several kinds of food which can help lowering blood pressure such as chocolate, fish, orange, and banana. Do not forget to check your pregnancy regularly and follow the instruction which is suggested by the doctor.

Knowing Blighted Ovum

Every pregnant mother in the early age obviously wants her pregnancy occurs in the way that she wants, and it continues until the ninth month healthily. Every young pregnant mother surely hopes when the pregnancy reaches ninth month, she can birth a baby which is admired by the parents. However, human can only wish and plan. Sometimes, what is wished and planned does not happen like what we want, and it has the same to do to pregnant mother. The pregnancy which is wished sometimes fails because of many things such as ectopic pregnancy, TORCH, molar pregnancy, and one more that will discuss here is there is a condition where the pregnancy is empty or which is known as Blighted Ovum.

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