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Low Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 01, 2013
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Unlike hypertension or high blood pressure, a woman suffering from low blood pressure during pregnancy is not a matter of great concern for the health of the mother or baby.

 

Causes and risk factors:


  • Insufficient intake of fluids can cause dehydration affecting the flow of blood.
  • Lying down, sitting and standing positions for a long duration can affect blood flow. Pregnancy causes blood to pool in your legs and lower half of the body in order to sufficiently provide flow of nutrients to the fetus.
  • Being outdoors in hot and humid conditions can cause low blood pressure.

 

Symptoms:


  • Nausea.
  • Vision problems.

 

Treatment:

 

Low blood pressure may or may not need any medical aid as it can be solved with simple measures such as:

 

If it is caused due to dehydration, more intake of fluids should be taken along with intravenous fluids as per doctor’s advice.

 

  • Regular medium paced exercise as per doctor’s advice.
  • Avoiding jerky movements or sudden change of positions.
  • Slight increased intake of salt may help.

 

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