PREGNANCY INDUCED HYPERTENSION AND PRE-ECLAMPSIA IN WOMEN
Hypertension (HPT) is defined as blood pressure above 140/90mmHg and its considered highly severe if the pressure is above 180/120mmHg. New recommendations identify 130/85 mmHg as high normal and 160/100 as hypertensive crisis.
• In simple terms, blood pressure (BP) is the force with which blood flows through its major vessels in the body.
• Hypertension, is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality rate in
Ghana and the world at large, and the rate at which individuals are getting this
disease condition is becoming very alarming.
Dr Nelson Ahadome
Public Health Director, IHS
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