Gestational hypertension, otherwise known as pregnancy induced hypertension, is a hypertensive condition brought about by being pregnant. Gestational hypertension symptoms are actually more noticeable than any other type of hypertensive condition. The problem with these gestational hypertension symptoms is that, while they are indeed more noticeable than other hypertension symptoms, they are also similar to pregnancy symptoms. This makes them easy to ignore or be put under pregnancy symptoms. This condition is usually seen in pregnant women who did not have high blood pressure before they were pregnant but are prone to high blood pressure. Women with hypertension before their pregnancy must guard against malignant hypertensions symptoms which may be signs of a complication of the ocndition.
Gestational hypertensions symptoms include some problems with eye sight including hypersensitivity to bright lights, disturbing headaches, having the urge to urinate but yielding only smalls mounts of urine, edema (usually in the face and other specific body parts), abdominal pain localized in the upper right side of the stomach or around the stomach and a noticeable increase in the woman's blood pressure reading. These gestational hypertension symptoms may take a turn for the worst when the pregnant woman experiences protein in the urine and seizures. These symptoms of gestational hypertensions should be heeded and the pregnant woman brought immediately to the hospital and checked by a doctor.
Treatment for mild cases of pregnancy induced hypertensions and the management of gestational hypertension symptoms are dependent on how many months pregnant the woman is and the degree of gestational hypertension. Treatment for pregnancy induced hypertension may include taking some time out to rest (some doctors suggest bed rest), low salt or salt free diet along with drinking lots of water,medication to strengthen the lungs of the unborn child and the delivery of the baby. Gestational hypertension symptoms can be easily managed if these are more on the mild side but if preeclampsia is a possibility, the doctor may recommend delivering the baby.
The gestational hypertension symptoms should be monitored by the pregnant woman's doctor to prevent any mishaps. Basically, the obstetrician should conduct tests to check if the pregnant woman has gestational hypertension symptoms and may be prone to the condition. Although it is not easy to prevent pregnancy induced hypertension, especially if the woman is prone to high blood pressure, this is one of the best avenues to a safe pregnancy and childbirth for both mother and child.