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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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 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 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.
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.

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