THE PREVALENCE OF GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION AMONG PATIENTS PRESENTING IN OBSTETRICAL CLINICS

  1. DR. JAVERIA YASIN, BENAZIR BHUTTO HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI
  2. DR. MUHAMMAD NAQASH, BENAZIR BHUTTO HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI
  3. DR. BUSHRA LIAQAT, DERA GHAZI KHAN MEDICAL COLLEGE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Muhammad Naqash, Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi, muhammadnaqash672@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4255851
Cite this article as: Yasin J, Naqash M, Liaqat B. The prevalence of gestational hypertension among patients presenting in obstetrical clinics. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 392-97

ABSTRACT: Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes generally results in few symptoms; however, it does increase the risk of pre-eclampsia, depression, and requiring a Caesarean section. A total of 105 females were included in this study. After taking the informed consent, basic demographic data, and history i.e. name, maternal age, gestational age, previous birth history, whether they know about gestational diabetes or not, do they take precautionary measures for this etc. was taken and entered on a predefined proforma. The mean age of the patients was 29.34±2.13 years. The minimum age was 24 years and maximum age was 38 years. All the women were in their last trimesters of their pregnancies. Eighty-five patients said that they have knowledge about gestational diabetes and that they keep it being checked on regular basis. Out of 105 patients, 23 were suffering from gestational diabetes. Out of these 23, 3 patients also suffered from this disease in the previous pregnancy.

Keywords: Gestational Diabetes