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Research library or Internet resources to learn more about gestational hypertension. Explain the warning signs and the need for proper treatment.

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Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure in pregnancy (in 6 percent of all pregnancies) that occurs after 20 weeks gestation without the presence of protein in the urine or other signs of preeclampsia. It is diagnosed when women have blood pressure greater than 140/90 on two separate occasions at least 6 hours apart. The major symptom is the high blood pressure of course. Other symptoms could be edema, sudden weight gain, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting, or persistent headaches. There is no specific treatment for it, but it is monitored closely because it can develop rapidly to pre-eclampsia which has life-threatening complications.

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