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Gestational hypertension: Ayurveda tips to manage high blood pressure during pregnancy

Published on Dec 16, 2022 08:56 PM IST
  • Daily pranayama to dietary changes, here are effective Ayurveda tips to manage high blood pressure in pregnant women.
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Gestational hypertension usually develops in the second half of pregnancy. This condition occurs when expecting mother are diagnosed with high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnany albeit without any protein in urine or heart/kidney problem. It is different from pre-eclampsia which is a multisystem disorder and is usually associated with raised blood pressure and proteinuria.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 16, 2022 08:56 PM IST

Gestational hypertension usually develops in the second half of pregnancy. This condition occurs when expecting mother are diagnosed with high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnany albeit without any protein in urine or heart/kidney problem. It is different from pre-eclampsia which is a multisystem disorder and is usually associated with raised blood pressure and proteinuria.(Pexels)

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Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar in her recent Instagram post shared suggestions to manage gestational hypertension.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar in her recent Instagram post shared suggestions to manage gestational hypertension.(Unsplash)

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1. Switch from normal salt to Himalayan pink salt: Avoid all packaged foods that contain excessive salt and sugar.(IStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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1. Switch from normal salt to Himalayan pink salt: Avoid all packaged foods that contain excessive salt and sugar.(IStock)

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2. Practice grounding: Walk on grass for 30 minutes in morning or in the evening.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Practice grounding: Walk on grass for 30 minutes in morning or in the evening.(Pixabay)

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3. Daily Pranayama: Practice Anuloma-Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) for 15 minutes, bhramari pranayama for 10 minutes and Omkara (Om chanting) 11 times every day.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Daily Pranayama: Practice Anuloma-Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) for 15 minutes, bhramari pranayama for 10 minutes and Omkara (Om chanting) 11 times every day.(Pixabay)

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4. Stay away from gadgets: Avoid using gadgets for 1 hour after waking up and before going to bed.(https://www.pexels.com) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Stay away from gadgets: Avoid using gadgets for 1 hour after waking up and before going to bed.(https://www.pexels.com)

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5. Pregnancy Yoga: Practice pregnancy yoga daily. It is best done under the guidance of a Yoga tutor.(Getty Images/iStockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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5. Pregnancy Yoga: Practice pregnancy yoga daily. It is best done under the guidance of a Yoga tutor.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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6. Have home-cooked fresh meals thrice a day.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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6. Have home-cooked fresh meals thrice a day.(Pixabay)

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7. Incorporate potassium and magnesium-rich foods like veggies and fruits. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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7. Incorporate potassium and magnesium-rich foods like veggies and fruits. (Unsplash)

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8. A good diet has a great role to play in your overall health. Have seasonal fruits regularly to control high blood pressure during pregnancy. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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8. A good diet has a great role to play in your overall health. Have seasonal fruits regularly to control high blood pressure during pregnancy.

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Consume at least 1 amla as a fruit daily (during winter). It’ll help with nausea and constipation as well.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Consume at least 1 amla as a fruit daily (during winter). It’ll help with nausea and constipation as well.(Unsplash)

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10. Avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol and even soft drinks with high sugar.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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10. Avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol and even soft drinks with high sugar.(Unsplash)

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11. Always end your day by reading a spiritual book or listening to something that gives you peace.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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11. Always end your day by reading a spiritual book or listening to something that gives you peace.(Shutterstock)

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