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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Salt restriction during pregnancy decreases the incidence of all forms of hypertension during pregnancy and is recommended for all pregnant women.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Salt restriction during pregnancy decreases the incidence of all forms of hypertension during pregnancy and is recommended for all pregnant women” is true or false.

Introduction: Pregnancy complications are health problems that arise during pregnancy. Pregnancy complications like pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), eclampsia, and gestational diabetes are associated with several risks for pregnant women as well as the child before and after birth. These conditions usually resolve after birth of the baby.

Explanation

Gestational hypertension or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a pregnancy complication in which a woman develops high blood pressure (above 140/90 mmHg) during gestation. Eclampsia is a severe problem of preeclampsia that occurs during pregnancy. It results in high blood pressure due to convulsions (seizures).

The statement “Salt restriction during pregnancy decreases the incidence of all forms of hypertension during pregnancy and is recommended for all pregnant women” is false...

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