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Normal to use labetalol to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Normal to use labetalol to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Yes.: Labetalol is a common choice for hypertension in pregnancy. Like most medications used in pregnancy, there are not a lot of studies about it, proving that it is totally safe. However, i can tell you from experience that it is a common choice and mothers and infants usually do well with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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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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How to lower high blood pressure?

How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure quick?

How to lower high blood pressure quick?

Medication: Medicines are very helpful to lower BP quickly. Diuretics are an example. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Talk to your doctor.: There are significant risks associated with preeclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. Sometimes blood pressure medicine is needed, but not always. Patients need to be closely followed with visits and also labs. Some patients need to be delivered early depending on the severity of the disease. Talk to your doctor and follow the directions that they give you. ...Read more

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During what ways does high blood pressure affect pregnancy?

During what ways does high blood pressure affect pregnancy?

Increases the risks: If you are the patient, at age 49 you are already a high risk pregnancy by virtue of your age and your medical team will follow and treat. If it is someone else, high BP is a rik to mom and baby and should be watched and treated carefully so as to use baby friendly medicines. It can readily be managed. ...Read more

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How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

Treat it: There are a number of medications that can be used for hypertension.Some are potentially harmful to baby, some less so.Treatment is based on many factors by your treating doc. Sometimes an early delivery must be planned to reduce damage to mom.Delivery is usually followed by an improvement, although it can take some time. ...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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How can I lower high blood pressure naturally ?

Exercise,weight loss: Exercise, weight management and a healthy diet are the main 'natural' ways to lower high blood pressure and are sound advice for overall good health. Don't be disappointed if this may not be enough though. Hypertension is common in our population as we age and can be considered a somewhat 'natural' part of the aging process. Appropriate medication allow us to continue aging. ...Read more

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Is labetalol effective to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Is labetalol effective to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Work well often: But obviously u will need close following and if u were my pt i would get you induced after an amnio for fetal lung maturity at 37-38 weeks if your blood pressure stays stable, hopefully u will not end up with severe pih. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How can you control blood pressure during pregnancy?

How can you control blood pressure during pregnancy?

Very carefully: and with help of a cardiologist to use only approved meds in preg ...Read more

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What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

Blood pressure: Most common problem with too low of blood pressure is dizziness and possibly passing out. Weakness or fatigue may also occur. Too high of a blood-pressure may lead to vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

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How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

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High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


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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