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Do women get high blood pressure when pregnant?

Do women get high blood pressure when pregnant?

Not in normal cases.: It is not normal for a woman to develop high blood pressure in pregnancy. In many women blood pressure during the second trimester of a pregnancy. However, in some women particularly those with risk factors ( young and old patients, first pregnancies, obesity etc.) high blood pressure can develop. Pre eclampsia develops when liver, kidney and other organs are affected. This can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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What to do if I have high blood pressure in early pregnancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure in early pregnancy?

HTN/Early Pregnancy: Blood pressure usually goes down early in pregnancy. If you have High Blood Pressure before the 20th week of gestation and you did not have it prior to your pregnancy you should have your OB look for other causes for your elevated blood pressure ...Read more

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High blood pressure while pregnant . Why ?

High blood pressure while pregnant . Why ?

HBP and pregnancy: This is your first pregnancy and you should call your OB and have a urine analysis. If you have proteinuria, you may be developing pre-eclampsia (p). Hypertension is a serious finding in pregnancy and while all hypertensive patients do not develop p, it needs to checked for. Call you OB as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child. Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x/wk) Watch your diet (salt, processed foods, sodium) If on med for BP by your OB....take it.... Regular (even weekly at times) OB visits. Good Luck. ...Read more

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When taking high blood pressure meds how often are you suppose to get a blood test?

When taking high blood pressure meds how often are you suppose to get a blood test?

ONCE IN THE BEGINNIN: You do not need periodic blood tests if you are being treated for high blood pressure, unless some abnormality was found on the initial exam blood test should be done at the initial visit and needs to be repeated only if you are being treated with diuretics and we need to check your potassium level, otherwise once a year may be all you need. ...Read more

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For diabetics n high blood pressure people, do they have the possibility to get pregnant ?

For diabetics n high blood pressure people, do they have the possibility to get pregnant ?

Yes: Sperm movement/number are not affected by diabetes/high blood pressure. Erectile dysfunction is higher because of nerve/vessel damage and medications. Check for ovulation using basal temperatures or a kit. Glucose/blood pressure levels are tightly controlled to lower seizure risk, problems with large babies, fetal distress, induction. Consult a reproductive endocrinologist before conception. ...Read more

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Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

This is orthostasis.: First therapy is drink planety of fluids and take salt (yes). Second is to check your blood pressure in different positions. If abnormal, your doctor will recommend a tilt table test, especially if symptomatic. ...Read more

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How many nonpregnant young women get high blood pressure?

Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men .After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites.After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension. ...Read more

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Period of 10days can it cause low blood pressure? I feel extremely weak. Anything i can eat or drink to get blood pressure at normal levels?

Period of 10days can it cause low blood pressure? I feel extremely weak. Anything i can eat or drink to get blood pressure at normal levels?

Yes: Yes. If you loose more blood it could cause your symptoms. You have an extended period of bleeding. You need to consult oby. Because as you have hypotyhyroidism your treatment status should be assessed. Thyroid problems could cause menstrual problems. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure, cholesterol and being overweight and pregnant?

What to do if I have high blood pressure, cholesterol and being overweight and pregnant?

Good question: 1. regular OB visits 2. regular exercise 3. Watch your diet, esp salt, saturated fat, choesterol 4. If on med for BP by your OB...take it.... 5. Would not worry about cholesterol at this time. Wait until your child is born to address ...Read more

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Do they only use labetalol to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Do they only use labetalol to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

No: No, it's used in other circumstances as well, plus other indications besides hypertension. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and repeatedly check my blood pressure throughout the day how do I break this habit. Totally stressed about high blood pre?

I have high blood pressure and repeatedly check my blood pressure throughout the day how do I break this habit.  Totally stressed about high blood pre?

Get Expert 2 Assess: If u're checking ur BP 2reassure urself that it's ok + u feel some relief after u check (though relief doesn't last because doubt that u may have missed something starts taking hold causing ur anxiety level 2shoot up all over again) consider seeing a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist 4a careful diagnostic assessment. This might or might not b ocd. Get expert opinion so can get targeted treatment! ...Read more

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Having high blood pressure during pregnancy , what can you do?

Having high blood pressure during pregnancy , what can you do?

Needs workup : Having high blood pressure in pregnancy is not common. This definitly needs attention. If it is some thing before 20weeks, or after 20 weeks or in late trimester. High BP in late trimester is more dangerous than earlier. You need to have work up such as urine analysis, pre -eclamptic panel and creatinine clearance. If soley HTN and no complications, you need to take medications and observation. ...Read more

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Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure ?

Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure ?

Blood flow to brain!: If your blood pressure is too low, you can experience "blackouts, " usually short lived, because of diminished blood flow to the brain, causing hypoxia. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when you have low blood pressure and low blood sugar?

I'm curious what could happen when you have low blood pressure and low blood sugar?

Stroke: Among other things you could have brain injury from either. Fainting from low BP results in falling. Avoid confined spaces like phone booths. One cannot assume a recumbent position which will helps to restore good blood flow to the brain. You need to avoid both low blood sugar and low bp. Get it checked out right away. ...Read more

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Do women get high blood pressure when pregnant?

Not in normal cases.: It is not normal for a woman to develop high blood pressure in pregnancy. In many women blood pressure during the second trimester of a pregnancy. However, in some women particularly those with risk factors ( young and old patients, first pregnancies, obesity etc.) high blood pressure can develop. Pre eclampsia develops when liver, kidney and other organs are affected. This can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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My wife have high blood pressure 131/96 she is 41week pregnent. Is it ok?

My wife have high blood pressure 131/96 she is 41week pregnent. Is it ok?

Pregnancy concern: There are 2 point i have to address here. First one some women have high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is controlled with medications and usually it goes away after delivery. Second point usually delivery is at 40 weeks. So if the delivery is delayed you should consult your gynecologist ASAP to see whats the problem for the delay ...Read more

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From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & i just found out shes pregnet but shes exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39

From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & i just found out shes pregnet but shes exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39

She : She needs to be examined immediately by a doctor if she is having ringing in her ears, dizziness, diaphoresis (sweating), and almost passing out and has a history of high blood pressure. She needs to be examined immediately as she is pregnant. She should not drive herself. Please have her evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more

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How many nonpregnant young women get high blood pressure?

Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men .After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites.After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Worrisome: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and check with your the prescriber. ...Read more

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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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What causes some children to get high blood pressure?

What causes some children to get high blood pressure?

A common...: ...Cause is narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the kidneys, though there are others. ...Read more

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Could you get high blood pressure from taking novocain (procaine)?

Could you get high blood pressure from taking novocain (procaine)?

Novacaine: Actually novacaine is no longer used anymore (to my knowledge). There are newer types of local anesthetics. To answer your question, getting local anesthetic injections will not raise your blood pressure. Some patients get a temporary increase in blood pressure just by being in a medical or dental office. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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How can someone get high blood pressure?

How can someone get high blood pressure?

Blame your parents: Well don't blame them, i was just kidding. But the problem runs in families. Diet especially high salt intake can lead to hypertension in some patients. As people get older they are much more likely to get high blood pressure. Some rare causes are related to things like tumors in the adrenal glands or kidney problems. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people get high blood pressure?

Unknown: There are a few known causes like obesity, kidney disease, coarctation of the aorta, renal artery stenosis, pheochromocytoma, adrenal hyperplasia and others - but all together, these account for only a small fraction of all people with htn. For the vast majority, the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

No: The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event. If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out! ...Read more

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Can you get high blood pressure by your head hurting a lot ?

see below: Pain of any type will raise your BP whether it's in your head, foot, or anywhere else. But don't confuse that with the disease of "hypertension" which is a persistently elevated BP at rest over time (when you're not hurting or stressed). ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

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What determines the stroke volume in one heartbeat? If i get stressed the volume rise and thats why u get high blood pressure right?

What determines the stroke volume in one heartbeat? If i get stressed the volume rise and thats why u get  high blood pressure right?

Wrong: Your BP goes up when you are stressed because your peripheral resistance (the "tone") of your arteries goes up. In a sick heart that may make the stroke volume go down. If I were you, I would be worried about the STRESS and not your Blood Pressure or its physiology (at age 22) ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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