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Dr. Michael Carson
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High Blood Pressure In Previous Pregnancies (Overview)

Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure Many women who are likely to develop hypertension when they are older have their first elevated blood pressure readings during pregnancy. Elevated blood pressure readings generally show up early in pregnancy, before 16 - 20 weeks. (This condition is different than preeclampsia, described just below.) These women often require antihypertensive medications during pregnancy and closer monitoring of themselves and the fetus. Continued hypertension after the pregnancy is also not uncommon.


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If I had high blood pressure with 2 previous pregnancies what is my chances of it happening again?

If I had high blood pressure with 2 previous pregnancies what is my chances of it happening again?

HBP again likely: if you had HBP with prior pregnancies it is likely to occur again with further pregnancies. You should discuss this issue with your OB doc before getting pregnant again. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
39 doctors shared insights

High Blood Pressure In Previous Pregnancies (Overview)

Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure Many women who are likely to develop hypertension when they are older have their first elevated blood pressure readings during pregnancy. Elevated blood pressure readings generally show up early in pregnancy, before 16 - 20 weeks. (This condition is different than preeclampsia, described just below.) These women often require antihypertensive medications during pregnancy and closer monitoring of themselves and the fetus. Continued hypertension after the pregnancy is also not uncommon.


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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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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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Was on clonadine for high blood pressure .03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Was on clonadine for high blood pressure .03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Easy, decrease dose/: day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ?ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ?. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ?es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

I'm supposed to take 1 pill of  Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

Just don't repeat...: Sorry to see such, which is not uncommon in daily living for many. For Levothyroxine, you may just wait, watch, and see; of course, do not repeat it and move on; it is unlikely to cause undue effect from what you described, i.e., one-time event! As always, take any drug with caution esp. at the beginning of its use. ...Read more

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How do high blood pressure start s?

How do high blood pressure start s?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more