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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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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

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?

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 can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall, 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 and check with your the prescriber. ...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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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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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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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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Please tell me how to get high blood pressure?

Please tell me how to get high blood pressure?

?normal BP?: I think you might mean higher blood pressure. If you have low BP you many want normal BP which is higher, but in normal range. If that is what you mean stay well hydrated , sometimes eat more salty foods and sometimes wearing support hose may help. I dont think any one wants high blood pressure which can cause serious health consequences. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more