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Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

No: Not unless you are having trouble getting the baby to feed. (smile) ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Currently, I'm on labetalol for high blood pressure. The side effects are making me miserable. Is there anything else I can take while breastfeeding?

Currently, I'm on labetalol for high blood pressure. The side effects are making me miserable. Is there anything else I can take while breastfeeding?

Yes: Talk to your doctor, other options, depending on why your doctor picked that specific medication, include verapamil, methyldopa, nifidipine, and metoprolol. Here is a list of meds safe while breastfeeding hope this helps
http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-safety-breastfeeding. Html. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Absolutely! There are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go up. Rarely, albuterol can cause a transient rise in blood preessure. Are you taking anything else? ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Just the opposite.: Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocking drug which lowers blood pressure. If you are taking it for hypertension, and your blood pressure has not responded, either you require a higher dose of the medication or you require the addition of another drug. ...Read more

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Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Yep. Albuterol (as used for asthma and other lung diseases) could cause transient elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. "Sickness" is pretty vague, but just about any feeling of discomfort could cause blood pressure to go up. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Lexapro (escitalopram): In premarketing studies, hypertension was reported as a possible cardiovascular effect with lexapro (escitalopram). The incidence was unspecified. They did not explain whether this was temporary or not, but it has not been a common side effect in postmarketing studies. Anxiety can increase your bp. ...Read more

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Can an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Can an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Unlikely but..: Make sure your BP machine is working ok. Unlikely that a cortisone shot into the joint would increased BP but pain might increase bp, also if cortisone shot was into the tissues instead of joint it is possible that it would have a small effect on bp. But it sounds most likely that 5 days later, an elevation in your BP is most likely due to something else. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fortopamax are numbness & tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficutly with concentration/memory. This if course, is not a complete list. Check the insert that came with your rx for complete list of side effects. Elevated BP is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more