Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are on the rise

High blood pressure affects nearly half of American adults.

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Healthcare specialists are also monitoring hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, saying they’re on the rise.

According to the CDC, high blood pressure is seen in about 1 in every 15-pregnancies in the United States.

Preeclampsia is the more severe type of hypertension in pregnancy and can potentially impact organ function and the placenta.
To avoid complications, an OBGYN for Cleveland Clinic says women must be screened for high blood pressure before, during, and after pregnancy.

Women over the age of 40 also have an increased risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy as well as those with diabetes, and immune system disorders.