A Case Study on PREGNANCY- INDUCED HYPERTENSION

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Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a form of high blood pressure in pregnancy. It occurs in about 5 percent to 8 percent of all pregnancies. Pregnancy-induced hypertension is also called toxemia or preeclampsia. It occurs most often in young women with a first pregnancy. It is more common in twin pregnancies, in women with chronic hypertension, pre existing diabetes, and in women who had PIH in a previous pregnancy. Usually, there are three primary characteristics of this condition, which includes high blood pressure (a blood pressure reading higher than 140/90 mm Hg, or a significant increase in one or both pressures), protein in the urine and edema (swelling).

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University of San CarlosCollege of NursingA Case Study onPREGNANCY- INDUCED HYPERTENSIONPresented toMs. Agnes C. Gerra, RNPresented byDUTY GROUP 49, VSMMC DRCaoneo, Lester JhonCapapas, Clarissa AylaCasinillo, Chastine JhaelCeniza, Ashley MiaColina, JoyCreus, Mary AudreyDaganato, SarahDegamo, JenetDe Leon, Chern LayneDiasnes, DoreenDonaire, Alvin JayEmnace, NormanEstrera, Ma. YllaBSN 3DSeptember 19, 2009I. INTRODUCTIONPregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a form of high blood pressure in pregnancy. Itoccurs in about 5 percent to 8 percent of all pregnancies.Pregnancy-induced hypertension is also called toxemia or preeclampsia. It occurs most oftenin young women with a first pregnancy. It is more common in twin pregnancies, in women withchronic hypertension, pre existing diabetes, and in women who had PIH in a previous pregnancy.Usually, there are three primary characteristics of this condition, which includes high bloodpressure (a blood pressure reading higher than 140/90 mm Hg, or a significant increase in one orboth pressures), protein in the urine and edema (swelling).For statistic purposes, cases of pregnancy- induced hypertension occur in 6 percent to 8percent of all pregnancies in the U.S., about 70 percent of which are first-time pregnancies. In 1998,more than 146,320 cases of preeclampsia alone were diagnosed.Unfortunately however, there are no accounts found presenting statistic data aboutpregnancy- induced hypertension i

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