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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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 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.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Excellent question!: Women with preeclampsia are at increased risk for chronic hypertension years later. Women who actually seized with eclampsia in their pregnancy show residual neurobehavioral subtle changes decades later (poor memory/focus). So, we are not telling the whole story when we say that preeclampsia is a pregnancy disorder, it has after-effects that persist long after the woman's reproductive life is over.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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