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Natural Supplements for Hypertension During Pregnancy

written by: AlyssaAst • edited by: lrohner • updated: 10/5/2010

High blood pressure is a common condition for pregnant women to experience but it can lead to more serious complications if left untreated. Learn about some effective, natural supplements for hypertension during pregnancy can be used to treat the condition.

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    Many women often experience complications during their pregnancy. One of these complications is hypertension. Hypertension during pregnancy is a common condition for a woman to experience. Many women feel uneasy taking prescription medications while pregnant. Luckily, they have another option. There are supplements for hypertension that can be taken during pregnancy to help treat the condition. However, certain precautions must be taken when choosing these supplements. Many supplements can cause serious complications to pregnant women and their fetus if taken during pregnancy.

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    Supplements during Pregnancy

    Many supplements during pregnancy are safe to use. However, certain risks are present when a pregnant woman uses supplements. Most supplements are safe to take in moderate doses. If a high dose is taken, serious complications can occur. For this reason, it is important to avoid high dosage options and to always check with your physician before taking any herbs while pregnant.

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    Dandelion

    Dandelion is a great supplement for hypertension during pregnancy. It can relieve mild cases of hypertension. Besides hypertension, it can also act as a natural laxative and aid in digestion of pregnant women. It is also a great source of vitamins A and C. It has calcium, potassium and iron as well.

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    Garlic

    Garlic supplements are great to use while pregnant. This supplement can treat hypertension naturally. Because it is a food it is a great choice as a supplement to use to treat this condition. It reduces blood pressure and cholesterol as well.

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    Green Tea

    Green tea is a great treatment for hypertension. It can be found in the supplement form or may be consumed as a tea. It is a very soothing way to relieve hypertension. It is available in many different stores and in multiple different forms. Green tea contains many nutrients that can be very beneficial throughout a pregnancy.

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    Hypertension can also be treated using life style changes. Incorporating an exercise program appropriate for pregnant women can help treat the condition. Changing eating habits can also relieve hypertension. There are many things you can do to naturally relieve hypertension without needing prescribed medications during pregnancy. However, it is important to discuss the options with a health professional before beginning anything new. Supplements may not be suitable for every woman and some may be harmful to take during pregnancy.

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    References:

    “Useful Herbs in Pregnancy” Earth Mama

    “Blood Pressure” Blood Pressure

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