Gestational Hypertension

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Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension is also called pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). Gestational hypertension affects 6-8% of all pregnant women, and is characterized by high blood pressure that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy and goes away after delivery. Gestational hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is taken at prenatal visits with a physician. The health impact of gestational hypertension depends on when it is diagnosed and how high the individual's blood pressure is. 1 in 4 women with gestational hypertension may go on to develop preeclampsia, while others may need to have a cesarian section (c-section) or be induced (when medication is given to start labor). Most women with gestational hypertension will have a normal pregnancy, through increased prenatal doctor's visits, rest, decreased salt intake and lots of fluids will be important.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

http://www.preeclampsia.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

http://www.sidelines.org

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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General Resources

The Preeclampsia Registry

The Preeclampsia Registry is a "Living Database" bringing together those affected, their family members, and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders

Updated 23 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 105 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hypertension Risk Subsequent to Gestational Dysglycemia Is Modified by Race/Ethnicity.
 

Author(s): Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, Jennifer Huynh, Sylvia Li, Julia Wenger, Ravi Thadhani

Journal: Hypertension. 2016 Jan;67(1):223-8.

 

Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Additionally, gestational dysglycemia has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus but not yet associated with hypertension subsequent to pregnancy ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Association between adverse pregnancy outcome and imbalance in angiogenic regulators and oxidative stress biomarkers in gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.
 

Author(s): Cornelius A Turpin, Samuel A Sakyi, William K B A Owiredu, Richard K D Ephraim, Enoch O Anto

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Gestational hypertension (GH) and Preeclampsia, (PE) are the most complicated amongst hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The mechanism that links hypertension in pregnancy to adverse maternal outcomes is not fully understood though some relate this to endothelial dysfunction originating ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2015

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Fish Oil Supplementation does not Reduce Risks of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension, or Pre-Eclampsia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
 

Author(s): Bing Chen, Xinran Ji, Lei Zhang, Zhaohui Hou, Chundong Li, Ying Tong

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The effects of gestational supplementation with fish oil on risks for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), and pre-eclampsia (PE) have not been confirmed. In this study, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effect of fish oil supplementation ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between dietary factors and gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Danielle A J M Schoenaker, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Gita D Mishra

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Dietary factors have been suggested to play a role in the prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, but inconsistent findings have been reported. A systematic review and meta-analyses were performed to synthesize ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Chronic hypertension superimposed on preeclampsia at 13 gestational weeks: a case report with review.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chun Zhu, Yu Sun, Hui-Xia Yang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2012 Jun;125(11):2067-9.

 

Preeclampsia is represented by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy. It usually occurs after 20 gestational weeks. There are few reports on preeclampsia before 20 gestational weeks. In this case, we report a patient with chronic hypertension superimposed with preeclampsia at ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2012

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Prospects for the Prevention of Pregnancy-induced Hypertension and Preeclampsia Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2015

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Oral Antihypertensive Regimens for Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy; Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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User Testing and Feedback for a Mobile Health Program for Postpartum Women: A Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; Preeclampsia; Gestational Hypertension; Pre-term Delivery; Delivery of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) Baby

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

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