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Hypertension Will Pregnancy
Fluid changes: During pregnancy there are great increases in the the volume of blood and other fluids in the body along with the increased weight. Dilitation of the blood vessels, at least in part due to the tremendous surge in hormones, allows the body to accomodate this increased volume without an increased pressure. In some woman this dilitation is not enough, vasoconstiction occurs and pressure rises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rx: The favorable ones are those that have minimal harm to the fetus such as methyl-dopa. A thorough discussion with a physician is best , to discuss risks and potential harm to the child. ...Read more
Pregnancy HTN : There is no one way to prevent hypertension during pregnancy, but do your best to eat healthy, limit salt intake and exercise regularly throughout your pregnancy. Doing this will keep you healthy and lessen weight gain during the pregnancy and this will help to prevent hypertension. Also take prenatal vitamins! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have mild pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy, shortness of breath and a racing heart can labor make this worse?
Certainly: Your obstetrician and cardiologist will have to follow you closely during the pregnancy. Labor puts stress on your entire body including your heart, so they may decide that an elective c-section is safest. If you have a trial of labor, an epidural can help control the pain and make the experience less stressful. But it would not decrease the stress on the heart of actually giving birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 4weeks pregnant and im suffering hypertension what should i do to avoid hypertensions on my pregnancy cycle?
I had Ges Hypertension dur 1st pregnancy. What are my chances of getting it again now that I'm pregnant again? 6 years since 1st pregnancy.
You have: an 'increased risk" of developing gestational hypertension again HOWEVER KNOWING this can alert your OB-GYN to your "increased risk pregnancy" and EARLY TREATMENT will prevent any7 complications!!! You may be asked to visit your Health Care Provider more often...AND you CERTAINLY can start NOW limiting your SALT intake! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Yes: But there may be higher risk of complication for both you and the baby.You should consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: If you answer this definitively, you will win a nobel. There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a abnormally high level of a protein called soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (s-flt-1), which makes it difficult for small blood vessels to grow. This protein is connected to hypertension and pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. ...Read more
So I have hypertension (HBP) for pregnancy 33 weeks now but inducing at 36.. I had 1227 MG of sodium today.. is that bad or dangerous for me?!
Stay Calm: It is most important to stay calm. Stress and worrying is not good for your blood pressure. You do not need to count your salt intake with such accuracy. Just do not use extra salt. It is recommended to take less than 2 gms of salt per day, around 1.5 gms or less is even better. Make sure you drink enough water. For now, you have not exceeded the daily recommended dose. Do not worry. ...Read more
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