Hypertension in pregnancy is linked with kidney disease risk

01/22/2013 | Medical News Today

The risk of developing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease was 11 times and 14 times greater, respectively, in women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than those without, according to a study of more than 240,000 women in Taiwan. "Close surveillance for microalbuminuria, blood pressure and diabetes should be considered for women with a history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy," researchers wrote. The findings appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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