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does blood pressure medicine help with preeclampsia

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Yes: If this is higher than your normal blood pressure. Preeclampsia is diagnosed by elevated BP, protein in the urine and swelling. Talk to your doctor. ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Highly Unlikely: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reacti ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collette Dominic
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Headache: The most common signs of blood pressure elevation is headache that does not resolve with tylenol, (acetaminophen) vision disturbances, excessive swell ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Eclampsia: Your ankles swell, you get protein in your urine, and, if untreated, it progresses to eclampsia with convulsions. It's harmful to both mother and ba ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vision changes, HA: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reacti ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Many risks-"toxemia": A woman has a higher chance of developing preeclampsia if she has a history of it or hypertension, is diabetic, has certain kidney or autoimmune disea ... Read More
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Very likely: Subsequent episodes are very probable.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia can occur in women who have a history of hypertension when not pregnant, and in fact, it is more likely in those women than in those who ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
It may: Usually the blood pressure will go down after delivery but not always.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, a criteria: Preeclampsia is clinically defined as hypertention and proteinuria (protein in urine) with/out edema occuring after 20 wks of pregnancy. So, hypertent ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ancona
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, possibly: After pregnancy, the pressure usually returns to normal and there are no long term effects. However, mothers who have high blood pressure in pregnanc ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
66 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
True: When sitting, the BP is higher on your left side you take the weight of the pregnant uterus off the aorta and the weight of the liver off the kidney ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: Hypertension and proteinuria are the hallmarks of preeclampsia.

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