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Pregnancy induced hypertension is the development of hypertension (high blood pressure), which may be accompanied by high protein level in urine (proteinuria) and edema (swelling of the extremities) during pregnancy.


Drugs: take the medication as prescribed by your physician.


  1. Have a well-balanced healthy diet as advised by your physician.
  2. Ask your physician about the amount of salt you may take with food.


  1. Rest in bed as much as possible frequently as advised by your physician.
  2. Therapeutic measures:
  • Monitor you blood pressure as frequently as advised by your physician.
  • Record your blood pressure measurement and time taken, and bring this record with you to your physician’s appointment.


Contact your physician if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased edema (swelling of the extremities).
  • Blood pressure changes above or below the limits that your physician has identified for you as normal.
  • Severe or persistent headache.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Epigastric (stomach) pain.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • High temperature.
  • Decreased urination.
  • Flank (lateral low back) pain.
  • Vaginal bleeding.
  • Decrease in fetal movements.
  • Swelling of face, hands, legs and feet.