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Does all pre-eclampsia comes with high blood pressure and with protein in urine?

Does all pre-eclampsia comes with high blood pressure and with protein in urine?

Yes: These two are required for a diagnosis of pre-eclapsia. You may consult this site for info on this subject.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/preeclampsia-eclampsia ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia? Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia? Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

P.I.H. not "PIG": Pregnancy induced hypertension (pih) can progressed to make one swell and look like a pig (pregnancy induced gondola). Yes, healthy women can develop pih (pre-eclampsia) especially if there diet is unhealthy. Epsom salts contain magnesium which when infused IV can stop pih seizures (but not prevent pih (eclampsia). Epsom salt magnesium is not what is infused at that time. ...Read more

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What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal. ...Read more

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Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

Yes, a criteria: Preeclampsia is clinically defined as hypertention and proteinuria (protein in urine) with/out edema occuring after 20 wks of pregnancy. So, hypertention is a required component for the diagnosis. Help is severe preeclampsia involing hemolytic anemia, liver dysfuctions, and low platelet count. These are very important illnesses and follow-up with doc asap/regularly is strongly advised...Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the risks of developing high blood pressure or preeclampsia again?

What are the risks of developing high blood pressure or preeclampsia again?

Many risks-"toxemia": A woman has a higher chance of developing preeclampsia if she has a history of it or hypertension, is diabetic, has certain kidney or autoimmune disease, has >1 fetus, is at an age extreme (young or midlife), etc. If she does develop preeclampsia, complications include the condition progressing to eclampsia (convulsions) or to strokes, kidney damage, bleeding, etc. ...Read more

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Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Too some degree: Family history does play a role in tendency towards high blood pressure. But you can exert some control over your risk by sticking to a healthy diet and staying close to your ideal body weight. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can I still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Can I still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Not really.: "preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications..." according to the mayoclinic. Com. I agree. Floaters are unrelated totally. ...Read more

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What cause high blood pressure after giving birth? Not sure if I should go to the hospital. I have not been diagnosed with preeclampsia.

What cause high blood pressure after giving birth? Not sure if I should go to the hospital. I have not been diagnosed with preeclampsia.

Post partum high BP: Even though you did not have elevated blood pressure prior to delivery, it is still possible immediately post partum to have pre-eclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension- PIH). If you are more than 4 weeks post partum then other causes of high blood pressure should be investigated by your MD, as you should see him/her as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

There are many cause: Enlarged hearts as seen on echo cardiography or xray have many different causes, including infections and valve diseases. More information will be obtained when you see a physician for the condition. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

Generally no: You can never say "never" but to pass out (become comatose), you would have to have a true severe hypertensive crisis - we're talking > 240/>140 as a ballpark estimate. ...Read more

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Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Anger and stress can increase BP temporarily, and chronic anxiety can do this long-term. Be worth seeing a licensed psychologist for advice on anger and stress. However, most people with high blood pressure also have a genetic background that means hypertension will not normalize with stress management. So drug therapy may well be needed too. ...Read more

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Home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

Home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

DASH diet: I suggest regular exercises, weight management, and dash diet, which in a nutshell is 1) eat foods rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fish, lean meats, poultry and low-fat dairy foods, 2) cut back on foods that are high in sodium (<1, 500 milligrams a day or about 2/3 teaspoon of table salt), saturated/trans fat and cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Gary Pess
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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