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How come I have high blood pressure after having a baby?

How come I have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Preeclampsia?: Some women get preeclampsia after delivery, this involves high bp. Also, if you received a lot of IV fluids with delivery, your pressure could remain high for a few days or more. When this happens, I use diuretics to help get rid of fluid. Regardless, you have to pay attention to this, and you should work with your doctor to control your pressure. Baby needs you healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Why might someone have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Why might someone have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Many causes: Underlying primary hypertension (the most common type) may have just been picked up because BP measured more frequently during and after the pregnancy. There might be other causes either related or unrelated to pregnancy. BP whenever elevated significantly (more than 140/90) needs evaluation and to be controlled. ...Read more

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Is it likely for premature babies to have a high blood pressure?

Is it likely for premature babies to have a high blood pressure?

Usually NOT: Unless mother suffered from eclamposia, which needs aggressive treatment to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure in an infant?

What is high blood pressure in an infant?

NIH table: Here's the table:
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl. Pdf. ...Read more

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What can I do in the baby's youth to help mitigate high blood pressure later in its life?

What can I do in the baby's youth to help mitigate high blood pressure later in its life?

Yes: Teach your child to eat healthy with a low salt diet, exercise, and to maintain his or her ideal weight. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have high blood pressure as a child? What sort of damage occurs during childhood?

What can happen if you have high blood pressure as a child? What sort of damage occurs during childhood?

Long-term cardiovascular damage: Childhood high blood pressure is actually more dangerous than adult high blood pressure. The deleterious effects of high blood pressure tend to develop over time. Dos a child who has you can moderately elevated blood pressure will have a much longer time in which to develop if the bad effects including cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease and peripheral vascular disease. In addition, the normal blood pressure for a child is lower than an adult so once again early attention to this problem will have beneficial effects. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

See your doctor: High blood pressure in b
a young child can have several causes but are more likely to have a medical cause beyond just being overweight. Seeing a doctor to check for signs of kidney, thyroid or heart disease is important. Sometimes it is more a matter of the blood pressure having been checked incorrectly, so if you are getting high readings in a drugstore have your doctor re-check the pressure. ...Read more

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Will my high blood pressure affect my unborn baby?

Will my high blood pressure affect my unborn baby?

Depends on BP: It depends on how high the blood pressure is. This is an important question to address with you gyn since htn can affect outcome ...Read more

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Will our high blood pressure be passed down to the child?

Will our high blood pressure be passed down to the child?

Yes: A child can inherit the predisposition for high blood pressure, but the environment can help decrease the incidence of it showing up. Help your child to eat healthy to maintain normal weight and to decrease salt intake. ...Read more

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Can someone with high blood pressure have a baby healthily?

Can someone with high blood pressure have a baby healthily?

Of course!: Although at higher risk for preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, most pregnancies of hypertensive women result in healthy mother-baby pairs at nine months and normal deliveries. Consider 81 mg daily Aspirin preconceptionally (may start if up unitl 16 weeks, the earlier the better) to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell acurately if a baby or young child has high blood pressure?

Can you tell acurately if a baby or young child has high blood pressure?

Yes, of course: Blood pressure, even in infancy and certainly in older childfen is actually important and I do it as a routine. However, it needs to be interpretred by a physician that understands the value of fhe test. They have distortions of blood pressure that are very different from that seen in adults. The changes reflect the normal or abnormal activity of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. ...Read more

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Is having a baby too risky if I have high blood pressure that's still high on medications?

Is having a baby too risky if I have high blood pressure that's still high on medications?

At a higher risk: Hypertension is a chronic disease and has significant health consequences thus recommended to have adequate treatement. High BP during pregnancy poses risks for both mom and baby--fetal growth retardation etc. And higher risks for "pre-eclampsia" etc. Would try as hard as u can and work with your doc to get BP under good/stable level before becoming pregnant. It is hard, but doable. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are effects on baby from mom's high blood pressure meds?

What are effects on baby from mom's high blood pressure meds?

Effects: There can be significant effects on the fetus. Please consult with a healthcare provider who is well versed in such matters. ...Read more

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I'm 26w and suffering from high blood pressure, can I still carry baby to 40 weeks?

Blood pressure: This depends upon how a few factors - how high is the blood pressure? Do you have other problems such as protein in the urine, or changes in some other labs, or contractions etc. Your OB should follow you weekly if your pressure is high and have you on semi or full bedrest. ...Read more

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What effect would one baby aspirin have if you take it while you have a high blood pressure, eg 180/100?

Need BP control: Aspirin is anti platelet agent. It helps prevent heart attack and strokes and should help in patients with high BP, but in your case it's more important to see a doctor and get your BP under control. Dr jan. ...Read more

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Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?

Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?

Y would U want to?: Baby Aspirin helps prevent clots (thus heart attacks and ischemic (clot-related) type strokes. Unfortunately, by the same token, it increases with risk of bleeding including hemorrhagic (bleeding-type) strokes. No study I'm familiar with has shown benefit for Aspirin for anyone under the age of 50. Even 40 year old men showed no benefit for primary prevention. (people without disease). ...Read more

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My doctor tells me to take one baby aspirin per day with my high blood pressure. Can I take the adult aspirin instead?

My doctor tells me to take one baby aspirin per day with my high blood pressure. Can I take the adult aspirin instead?

Aspirin: No advantage of taking regular as opposed to baby Aspirin in anti-platelet activity for primary prevention in men. ...Read more

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Doc why do I have nose bleeds every now and then. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't suffer from any illness. Since I was a child I had this.

Doc why do I have nose bleeds every now and then. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't suffer from any illness. Since I was a child I had this.

Several possibilitie: Von villebrand disease, dessication, cocaine, deviated septum, foreign body, polyp, nasal telangiectasia (hereditary/congenital or acquired), nasal allergies, hypertension, blood dyscrasias, thrombocytopenia, uremia, medication side effects can all cause epistaxis. Seek medical care with your family physician first and a specialist as needed (ent, hematologist, allergiologist/immunologist) asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

No, see doctor: No. You should talk with your doctor since there are risks of developing pre-eclampsia even after delivery. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...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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High blood pressure after mitral valve repair? Am I safe?

High blood pressure after mitral valve repair? Am I safe?

High BP is not safe: I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly but high blood pressure needs to be controlled. You should review your active medications with your cardiologist and have your blood pressure monitored regularly. ...Read more

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High blood pressure after angioplasty.... in ecg.... he had undergone angioplasty last month.....what would be the reason for variation in ECG?

High blood pressure after angioplasty.... in ecg.... he had undergone angioplasty last month.....what would be the reason for variation in ECG?

What ECG variation?: From your question, I'm not quite sure what the ECG showed, and how it was different. Also, unsure if you're saying the blood pressure changed, between angioplasties. An ECG doesn't measure blood pressure. Also, angioplasty can be performed on many different arteries. We'll need more information to be able to help. Should also get in touch with cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can Ritalin/Adderall induce permanent hypertension? No pre-existing cardio conditions. Will I still have high blood pressure after I come off of it?

Can Ritalin/Adderall induce permanent hypertension? No pre-existing cardio conditions. Will I still have high blood pressure after I come off of it?

Over doing ADHD: Zoloft (Sertraline) is risky - seriously - w/ amphetamines. It's not likely to continue causing hypertension after you stop, but it's very threatening until you do. Consider CBT therapy to avoid the risk and learn skills to manage your symptoms. Withdrawal from these drugs takes time - plan ahead and protect yourself while you're still young. Middle age is not a good time to have high BP issues. B ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Over: 130 on top
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85 on the bottom. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high BP?: There are a number of curable causes of high blood pressure. But they are uncommon. The way to find out is to find out what is causing high blood pressure. Work with your team to see what is causing it. ...Read more

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Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Not well known: The exact cause of hypertension is not well known and usually no apparent cause is found in most patients and that is why is it called essential hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is due to increase in vascular resistance/tone in most cases. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Self-help:
Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt.
Still high:
See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Age: Obesity, genetics, high salt or alcohol intake to name a few. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: Usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

Stiffening of: The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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. Linda Callaghan
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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