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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

junio 8, 2018

[VidSitePro id=25 ]High blood pressure and pregnancy are not necessarily a dangerous combination but having high blood pressure during pregnancy requires special care regardless of whether you diagnosed with this problem before or after conception American Pregnancy Association says high blood pressure affects around six to eight percent of pregnant women during pregnancy women may suffer from many types of high blood pressure gestational high blood pressure that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy chronic high blood pressure that was present before pregnancy occurs before 20 weeks of pregnancy chronic high blood pressure with overlapping preeclampsia that occurs in women with chronic high blood pressure before pregnancy preeclampsia a type of gestation complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system according to the American Society for Reproductive practitioners the use of assistive technologies such as in vitro fertilization during the conception process also raises the risk of high blood pressure in a pregnant woman during pregnancy you should retain a check on your salt intake to keep your blood pressure under control do not add too much salt to food when cooking use herbs and spices instead to add flavor to your dish avoid processed foods fast foods and sports drinks which are high in sodium even if they have no salty taste avoid all canned foods because they are often high in sodium beep breathing is a popular relaxation exercise it helps to lower your stress levels and stabilize your blood pressure lie down comfortably on your back place your hands on your chest and under the ribcage inhale slowly through your nose so that you feel your stomach moving upward exhale slowly through the mouth counting to five while keeping your abdominal muscles tight repeat 10 times and keep your breathing steady and slow to deep breathing for 10 minutes do this practice 2 or 3 times a day to control your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy an active women have an increased risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy than those who exercise walking is one of the excellent cardiovascular workouts for pregnant women pregnant high blood pressure women can lower their blood pressure by enjoying a quick thirty to forty five minute walk on a daily basis it is a safe activity to continue during the nine months of pregnancy potassium is an important mineral during pregnancy help maintain fluid and electrolyte balance potassium also helps in the transmission of nerve impulses contraction of muscles and the release of energy from carbohydrates fats and proteins a pregnant woman should target 2,000 to 4,000 milligrams of potassium a day some of the best foods rich in potassium are sweet potatoes tomatoes orange juice potatoes bananas beans peas melon and dried fruits like prunes and raisins a diet low in magnesium can rise to high blood pressure that is why you should include foods rich in magnesium in your diet during pregnancy along with lowering blood pressure this mineral will help to prevent the uterus of contracting prematurely it also contributes to developing healthy bones and teeth in your baby the best way to take your daily dose of magnesium is through a healthy nutrition you can take magnesium from foods like almonds avocados bananas beans pumpkin seeds dough foo soy milk cashew nuts potatoes with skin yogurt blackstrap molasses whole grains and green leafy vegetables get ready for regular prenatal care if your doctor says you need medications to keep your blood pressure under control be sure to use a daily as prescribed women who are at high risk for preeclampsia may have to use aspirin in low doses to help prevent it your doctor will advise this do not stop using any medicine without talking to your doctor smoking and drinking put stress on the cardiovascular system and heart it is also risky to your baby’s health while pregnant do not use to smoking and drinking during pregnancy avoid caffeine as it has been linked to reduced placental blood flow under risk of miscarriage [Music]

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