Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

Have you been pregnant? More importantly, are you one of the 13% of women who have had increased blood pressure readings while pregnant? Are you worried about your risk of having a stroke or heart disease due to your pregnancy? If so, than this article is a must read. This article appeared in July in the journal HYPERTENSION. It’s very informative and will help you get started in making sure that your prepared for the later years of your life.

Key Points:

  • 1Those with high-normal blood pressure throughout pregnancy were 6.5 times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after giving birth
  • 2It’s the first study to show that high-normal blood pressure over time during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of later development of metabolic syndrome
  • 3Blood pressure measurements are commonly done as part of routine pregnancy check-ups

Early identification of metabolic risk factors and implementation of lifestyle modifications may help delay the onset of cardiovascular disease that would present itself 20 to 30 years after delivery.

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