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A 34-year-old female asked:

How do i lower bp after pregnancy? already on meds. and why is it still up? no pre eclampsia but bp did start to creep up at end.

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Tincture of Time: Persistent hypertension is fairly common after delivery with pregnancy induced hypertension. It usually resolves after pregnancy. How soon is somewhat variable; anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. Stay on your medications and keep your appointments. When your blood pressure starts to drop, your doc will probably take you off blood-pressure medications. Best wishes!

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Last updated Mar 22, 2015

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