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Is An Elevated Blood Pressure Harmful During Pregnancy
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
See below: Anything greater than 140/90.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes: In pregnancy, blood sugar can goup high...called Gestational diabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar is >60 mg up to 99 mg.if it is between 100-125 mg, it is prediabetes. Anything over 125 mg is considered diabetes. Dangerous levels are anything that is beyond normal range. .Ask your Ob to help you sort it all out and guide you further. ...Read more
What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?
Pre-eclampsia: BP of 140/90 or higher is considered high for pregnant pts. When the BP is high enough to cause protien to show in the moms urine (kidey damage) its called pre-eclamsia. When mom has a seizure its called eclampsia.Eclampsia is the second leading cause of fetal death in usa. Pre-eclamsia can cause low birth weight and premature birth. ...Read more
Is it normal to have protein in urine during pregnancy? What would be the causes while pregnant? No high blood pressure or diabetes present. Is it serious?
Proteinuria : Urinary protein (p) excretion is abnormal in pregnancy when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation. P documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. It's recommended that that the diagnosis of proteinuria be based on the 24-hour urine collection. Preeclampsia must be excluded in women with p first identified after 20 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more
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2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more
Hyperdynamic condn: Pregnancy is a hyperdynamic condn. Which means the fluid content of the body is more than usual , secondary to fluid retention related to hormonal changes -from female genital organs -ovaries , and placneta mainly and other supportive organs like adrenal etc.Hence ideal pressures should be atleast 100/60. BP below 90/60 need to be taken seriously as both the mother and fetal compromise can happen. ...Read more
What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?
Pregnant proteinuria: Preeclampsia (p) is a syndrome affecting multiple organs and diagnosed by presence of high blood pressure along with loss of protein in urine (> 300 mg per day). If the woman has this level after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it could be a sign of p developing. If this level is found before 20 weeks, it may be due from a pre-existing condition. ...Read more
What drug is best old patients when systolic blood pressure is high and diastolic blood pressure is either normal or low?
Many options: Physician will MAP out plan & monitor therapies....Fyi systolic BP tends to be of more importance than diastolic. ...Read more
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
Early pregnancy and blood pressures really low. Is there anything i can do to higher it up or take anything for the dizziness or shakiness?
Low BP: There is nothing you should or could or should take to raise your BP . You need to increase your fluid intake & perhaps increase your salt intake a little bit . That will make thirsty & you woild want to drink . Avoid Soda drinks , they will actually dehydrate you . If having problems with Nausea, talk to our doctors about it . Salted Saltine crackers will help the nausea & give you some salt . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?
Coffee: One or two cups of coffee a day ok for bp. More than that could cause problems. ...Read more
Not really: D dimer is a marker of clotting. Blood clots in the legs and lungs are associated with elevation. It will also go up with injuries and surgery. Blood pressure may go up as a complication of a blood clot in the lungs or because of the injury or surgery, but elevated BP should not cause increase in d dimer, or vice versa. ...Read more
Can high altitude cause high blood pressure? My BP was normal at sea level but became very elevated when i lived at 6000' no changes to lifestyle.
What would cause visual disturbance during intense exercise? It seems to coincide with high blood pressure as the blurring throbs with each pulse.
Can I die from high blood pressure during anxiety attack when i check my blood pressure it alwys high i am thinking it will increase till 250 i die ?
I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, i felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well
I have mild high blood pressure and take a new med called losartin 50 mgs. What could cause the creatine to be elevated then?
Good medicine: Losartan is in a class of medications called arbs (for angiotensin receptor blocker) and although they may increase creatinine some, they protect the kidneys, particularly from hbp and diabetes. However, when creatinine rises too much, it will have to be stopped. The one to define how much is too much is your physician. Be sure to ask him/her. ...Read more
I drink 10 to12 beers a nite I have high blood pressure what can be the long term effect I drink lots of water during the day.?
Medrol Dose 4mg gave extremely high blood pressure. I took last pill Monday. I still have HBP & HR elevated. When will these side effects go away?
It may take a: few weeks for the full effects to diminish. If you still have high readings after a month you should alert your health care provider and be reevaluated. ...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
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