World Hypertension Day 2019: High blood pressure during pregnancy increases the exposure to a lot of threats to the mother and baby. It can disturb the lining of the uterus, which can impede the embryos for healthy implantation.
People with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.
World Hypertension Day is celebrated on May 17 every year to create awareness of the importance of monitoring blood pressure and knowing about its natural levels. The theme for this year is 'Know Your Numbers'.