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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

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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 pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing chronic high blood pressure later in life and should be monitored regularly.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect somebody for the rest of their life?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Usually not: Preeclampsia BP usually goes away with delivery of the baby. You may have high BP in later life if you are already prone for it.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How does high blood pressure negatively affect you health?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
In Maaaaaany ways: Healthy arteries are flexible, strong and elastic. Their inner lining is smooth so that blood flows freely. If you have high blood pressure, the increased pressure of blood flowing through your arteries gradually can cause: 1) Aneurysm 2) Artery damage and narrowing 3) Hypertrophy - Heart Failure 4) Coronary Artery disease 5) Strokes 6) Kidney and Eye problems More important than people think!

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