Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Pregnancy-induced hypertension is known as high blood pressure present during pregnancy. The systolic blood pressure remains above 140 mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure remains above 90 mmHg. The symptoms of gestational hypertension are headaches, edema, weight gain, blurred vision, and nausea. The complications of gestational hypertension are seizures in the mother, stroke, temporary kidney failure, and blood clotting problems. Labetalol is the first-line treatment given for hypertension during pregnancy.

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When should be I be concerned about my gestational hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 weeks pregnant, and I am diagnosed with gestational hypertension at 27 weeks. I have been prescribed Labetalol 100 mg twice daily. After using Labetalol over the past week, I am having persistent headaches and eye pain today. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. The medicines you are taking are highly recommended during pregnancy for high blood pressure, pain, and fever. Despite that your blood pressure is high, you are having headaches and eye pain. Since your ...  Read Full »

Is labor induction safe for the mother and baby at 36 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My spouse is 36 weeks pregnant. We noted that her blood pressure has been fluctuating since yesterday. We called the doctor, and they kept her under observation for a couple of hours and did some blood and urine tests. She did not have any other symptoms like headache, pain in the abdom...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This age of gestation is considered near term, and the baby is mature enough. High blood pressure is the indication for labor induction. It can be associated with albuminuria and pre-eclampsia. Also, baby movements are essential to evaluate the heartbeats of the ...  Read Full »

Does taking tablet Labebet 100 mg for hypertension affect my baby?

Query: Hi doctor,I am seven weeks pregnant. I have hypertension due to family history. My doctor prescribed me a tablet Labebet 100 mg, and I had a better outcome. But I was suggested to take a tablet Nicardia R 10 to reduce my blood pressure. So I have dizziness. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello,Welcome to tablet Nicardia R 10 (Nifedipine sustained release) is completely safe during pregnancy. Initially, it might cause dizziness and headaches but will eventually improve after a few days. Hypertension is not safe during pregnancy. So increase the dosage of tablet Lab...  Read Full »

Are increased pelvic pressure and abdominal cramps concerning in a 34 weeks pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant, and I have gestational hypertension. I am currently taking the tablet Labetalol for my hypertension. Since last week, I could notice increasing pelvic pressure that worsens with movement and walking, and I feel like my bladder is always full. I also have mild...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. At 34 weeks of pregnancy, it is important to stay cautious about any leaking, increased vaginal discharge, fever, swelling in the face, frequent contractions, vomiting, burning during urination, etc. If you...  Read Full »

Does non-alcoholic steatohepatitis run in families?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female with a height of 5'7" feet and weigh 149 pounds. Routine medical check-up found elevated bilirubin of 1.6 mg/dL. AST 23 U/L and ALT 19 U/L. Repeat laboratory tests a week later show bilirubin of 1.4 mg/dL, AST 23 U/L, ALT 19 U/L. Doctor ordered an ultrasound....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think it is more likely to be Gilbert Syndrome. It is a benign condition and does not require any treatment. However, to come to the diagnosis, I need to know the complete liver function test and the blood tests. If your indirect fraction is high, then it is Gilbert ...  Read Full »

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