what can cause hypertension or high blood pressure in pregnancy?? i want to know the factorz for pregnancy induced hypertension.
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Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a type of high blood pressure or hypertension problem encountered during pregnancy. The exact causes behind its occurrence are unknown. Around 7 to 10 percent of pregnant women develop PIH. The condition is also known as preeclampsia or toxemia. Mostly, young mothers during their first pregnancy and pregnant women carrying twins or triplets fall prey to PIH. It is also common in pregnant women who developed PIH in a previous pregnancy. You may develop PIH as a result of certain conditions as well, such as pre-existing hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, and woman's age lesser than 20 or older than 40.

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