Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Article

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2009; 8(3): 242-244

Presentation of Predisposing Factors of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension at Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad

Naheed Parveen, Gulfareen Haider, Imran Ali Shaikh, Ikram din Ujjan.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the predisposing factors of pregnancy induced hypertension in
women of our community.
METHODS: An observational study was conducted at Gynecology & Obstetrics Department of
Isra University Hyderabad from July 2007 to June 2008. Women with pregnancy induced hypertension
were recruited in this study by convenient sampling from antenatal outpatient department,
admitted patient in the ward and prelabour room. A prestructured proforma was filled in
which their age, BMI, parity, gestational age and gestational age when PIH (pregnancy induced
hypertension) was diagnosed, regarding diabetes, multiple gestation, cardiac and liver disease,
history of PIH in previous pregnancies and positive family history of PIH were recorded.
RESULTS: One hundred pregnant women were included in the study. We found 59% of women
in age group of 30-40 years, 52% were overweight, 50% were multiparous and 15% were of
grand-multiparous, 43% of women had history of PIH in previous pregnancies, 9% had positive
family history and 12% were with diabetes. Twin pregnancy was seen in 3%, cardiac disease in
2%, renal disease in 1%, and hepatic disease in 1%.
CONCLUSION: The observations of present study indicate that women between 30-years and
40-years of age, overweight (BMI >25-kg/m2), multipara, diabetic and who had history of PIH in
previous pregnancies are at higher risk of developing pregnancy induced hypertension.

Key words: Pregnancy induced hypertension, Clinical Factors, diabetes, obesity, multiparity.

Full-text options

Full-text Article

Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.