This research has been published in the journal Circulation and more than 13 lakh pregnant women data were included in it.
Women go through many health problems during pregnancy such as high blood pressure. Both mother and baby are at risk due to increased blood pressure. However, blood pressure can be controlled during pregnancy with medicines and proper care. But recent research suggests that such women are more at risk of developing heart disease in later life who have high blood pressure during pregnancy.
High blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases
The problem of increasing blood pressure during pregnancy is quite common. More than 10% of pregnant women suffer from high blood pressure (which increases the risk during delivery). High blood pressure, many times lead to pre-mature delivery (which affects the health of the baby). High blood pressure during pregnancy increases the risk of many cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, cardiac arrest, etc. after the age of 40.
According to the lead researcher (published in the journal Circulation) Dr Fergus McCarthy, "This research suggests that a woman with high blood pressure (hypertension) in pregnancy is at risk of facing many health problems in the future. Therefore, such women should be careful". Such women can reduce the risk of heart attack by performing regular check-ups after delivery and making slight lifestyle changes. Such investigations are available nowadays so that its danger and possibilities can be detected before a heart attack. Hence, women should be careful after the age of 40.
How to control high blood pressure?
Usually, when the blood pressure rises during pregnancy, doctors give medications to control. But even after a few changes in lifestyle (after delivery), you can reduce the risk of hypertension, like - changing your diet, reducing salt intake, exercising daily. Apart from this, take the medicines prescribed by the doctor at the right time. By considering these things, you can reduce the risk of heart attack and other heart diseases to a great extent.
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