“A study shows that a diet rich in vegetables and fish reduces the chances of getting it hypertension gestational by 14% and pre-eclampsia by 21% … “
The incidence of pre-eclampsia or hypertension The percentage of pregnancy is actually higher in developing countries like Indonesia, where the percentage reaches around 7 – 10%.
That being said Dr. Toto Sudargo SKM., M.Kes, Head of Health Nutrition Studies Program, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) as a speaker at one of the webinars in a series of events being held PT Ajinomoto Indonesia at the end of October 2020 to February 2021.
Ajinomoto in collaboration with Gizi Fitness Indonesia held a Webinar Event: ‘The Role of Nutrition as a Step to Control Hypertension and Maintain Immunity in Pregnancy’, as an effort to support mothers to stay healthy by disseminating informative facts about Umami spices and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) amid the COVID pandemic -19.
How to prevent
According to Dr. Toto Sudargo, in the webinar which was attended by 311 people and most of them work as midwives and midwifery students, controlling calorie intake and other nutrients is very important to prevent risks. hypertension in pregnancy.
There are several ways to prevent this hypertension in pregnancy, as well as increasing the immunity of the mother and the fetus it contains.
One way is to adopt a diet that increases vegetables and fish, and a low-salt diet strategy.
“A study shows that a diet rich in vegetables and fish reduces the chances of developing gestational hypertension by 14% and pre-eclampsia by 21%,” he said.
Then, he continued, by doing a low salt diet, of course, can also reduce the risk hypertension in pregnancy.