A recent study found that the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy than women without the disease women face a higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
"We found that women who have high blood pressure in pregnancy than those without the women of pregnancy complications of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) significantly higher risk," the nephrology China medical university hospital in Taiwan I - Kuan Dr Wang and others wrote.
High blood pressure, such as high blood pressure and preeclampsia, can have a major impact on maternal and child health during pregnancy, and they are also a risk factor for death. An estimated 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies are affected by hypertension. Kidney function may be affected.
Researchers studied in Taiwan for the first time of pregnancy and 26651 women with hypertension disease data, to identify those women with another group of 213397 women without the disease than their risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) whether to increase. The women ranged in age from 19 to 40, with no history of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease.
Taiwan has one of the highest rates of end-stage kidney disease in the world. This group of women with high blood pressure during pregnancy had almost 11 times more chronic kidney disease than women without the disease. This group of women with high blood pressure had 14 times more common end-stage kidney disease than women without the disease. Women with preeclampsia were at greater risk than women with only gestational hypertension.
"The current study proves that the secondary causes of raised the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) associated with gestational hypertension disease, this includes the Asian woman of preeclampsia/eclampsia and gestational hypertension," the authors write. "In addition, women with preeclampsia/convulsions were at greater risk than women who had only gestational hypertension."
There is little data on the link between gestational hypertension and end-stage renal disease risk. The study was consistent with a study in Norway that found a similar link between these diseases and later kidney disease.
The study authors conclude: "should be considered for women with gestational hypertension disease history traces of urine protein, blood pressure and diabetes are closely monitoring. Also should consider to high-risk women take prevention strategies such as drugs or lifestyle intervention."
"The study by Wang and his colleagues are timely, because it proves that the gestational hypertension as the future of chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the importance of a tag," Julia at the university of Maastricht in the Netherlands Spaan, Dr Mark with professor at the university of new south wales, Australia Dr Brown wrote in a commentary. "It also highlights one of the defects of the current clinical practice, which although these women to focus on their blood pressure during pregnancy, but not of the blood pressure of pregnancy after or risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney organized follow-up." Follow-up during pregnancy may help prevent cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease.