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How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes

  Gestational Diabetes, is a type of diabetes that commonly occurs during pregnancy. Though it isn't always possible to prevent it, there can be certain steps taken to reduce the risk for pregnant women. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus can negatively affect both the woman and fetus. Possible effects of diabetes in pregnancy include:   ● A rapid increase in the woman’s blood pressure. ● An elevated risk of preeclampsia ● Higher chances of the woman developing type 2 diabetes while later on in life ● Very high birth weight of the baby ● Chances of premature birth ● Chances of the baby having low blood sugar levels at the time of the birth. Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Although gestational diabetes is not always avoidable no matter how much one tries, nonetheless women should take the necessary steps. Some of these areas are mentioned below: ● Go into pregnancy with a healthy weight The women who are looking to conceive are to be extra cautious

How managing High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

  Pregnant women are always at a high risk of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension. Generally, when it comes to hypertension during pregnancy or Blood pressure in Pregnancy there are a variety of factors that need to be addressed. From the types of hypertension to the risks for the baby, signs and symptoms to the complications, there's a lot that needs to be taken into account.   High blood pressure is affecting more and more women, especially the ones who are pregnant. High blood pressure affects mostly women amid the age groups of 20-44 years. Managing the High Blood Pressure becomes all the while more important and also, if left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to serious issues and other health complications. At times both the mother and her infant can be affected. But luckily in most cases, hypertension is preventable and treatable.   Types of hypertension in pregnancy Women can experience any of the most commonly known three types of high blood pre

6 Blood Pressure Myths and Facts You Need To Know

  Myth: High blood pressure is considered positive for anyone with blood pressure over 140/90 mm Hg.   It is a very common myth that circulates to this day. Normally we have known that high blood pressure has always been defined as over 140/90 mm Hg. But over time this definition has changed. As medical science keeps evolving, someone with high blood pressure is generally someone who has a blood pressure over 130/80 mm Hg and also has a relatable history of cardiovascular disease. Even if they lack any history,   people with high blood pressure are generally considered to be at very high risk for having a cardiovascular event.   Myth: The signs of high blood pressure are always evident and are termed obvious. This is a very common myth but sadly until and unless you have a dangerous level of blood pressure, it generally doesn't show any visible symptoms. There are many long-term damages that high blood pressure can have on your arteries. But again this occurs regardless