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High Blood Pressure After Baby
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
My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?
No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more
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
What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?
U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more
Dehydration.: This is why you need to hydrate yourself adequately before, during and after exercising. Especially if you are exercising in a hot environment. See if this improves with adequate hydration (water and/or electrolyte replenishment drinks). If not, then schedule a visit with a Cardiologist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently blood pressure gets high sometime. Does it take years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?
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
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
Usually NOT: Unless mother suffered from eclamposia, which needs aggressive treatment to prevent complications. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
What effect would one baby aspirin have if you take it while you have a high blood pressure, eg 180/100?
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
My doctor tells me to take one baby aspirin per day with my high blood pressure. Can I take the adult aspirin instead?
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
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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