Gestational Hypertension

Also indexed as:GH, Nonproteinuric Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia (Nonproteinuric)
A healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy mother-to-be. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy mother-to-be. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get more calcium

    Supplement with 1,200 to 1,500 mg a day to reduce risk

  • Mix in some magnesium

    Take a 300 mg per day of this essential mineral to help prevent gestational hypertension or reduce its severity

  • Address your stress

    Try meditation, counseling, and other methods that can ease the stress that contributes to gestational hypertension

  • Manage your medications

    If you’re taking blood pressure medication, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to determine if you should increase your intake of potassium

  • Go for routine checkups

    See your pregnancy caregiver for blood-pressure checks and other important tests

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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