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Is An Elevated Blood Pressure Harmful During Pregnancy
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
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
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?
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 more
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
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
NO: Check your BP frequently and if concerned ask your MD ...Read more
I have mild high blood pressure and take a new med called losartin 50 mgs. What could cause the creatine to be elevated then?
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.?
You want to decrease your intake.
This can kill your liver and you can die quickly. ...Read more
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
How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when I get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g
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
Which hard drink don't have harmful effect to peoples with uric axid (nizatidine) & high blood pressure?
None: It is not the type of drink that is harmful to uric acid and blood pressure, but the alcohol in the drink. High uric acid and hi BP are treatable with lifestyle changes (low sodium/salt diet, weight loss, exercise, limit alcohol) but sometimes require medicine. Even on medicine, you should continue with the healthy lifestyle. Google dash diet (diet is a 4 letter word, should make it your life). ...Read more
I've been waking up at night with high blood pressure spikes, feeling extremely lightheaded and horrible. I'm okay during the day. What causes this?
Circadian rhythm: Is the normal (about 24 hours) rhythm of the brain that is controlled by the night/day cycle. During part of each 90 minute sleep cycle we have about 10 minutes of rem or active sleep when the autonomic nervous system (ans) (automatic) becomes active. Your ANS activity is exaggerated and unbalanced and the commonest cause is poor diet, especially all that sugar and sweeteners if it applies to you. ...Read more
My arms went numb and tingly during sex, but it went away after a few minutes. Should I be worried? I do have high blood pressure.
Ventilation: Is it possible you were hyperventilating? Sounds like a heavy breathing induced phenomena. I wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more
From last month am never release during sex after 5 mint my deck lump what should I do doc give me vigra m scare to cos my high blood pressure?
Please...: Would you please rewrite the question so I may understand what you really want to mean better? I'm ready to help you if the question is reasonably clear and to the point. Thank you and best wish. ...Read more
My LDL is high, blood pressure sometime high. Is it okay to take 10mg simvastatin and 80mg aspirin daily. Are there any risk or adverse effect.?
Hi doctor, the high blood pressure wakes me up every night but only during my sleep, not when I am awake. I am 59 year old and have two heart bypasses?
See below: Anything greater than 140/90.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Needs workup: Having high blood pressure in pregnancy is not common. This definitly needs attention. If it is some thing before 20weeks, or after 20 weeks or in late trimester. High BP in late trimester is more dangerous than earlier. You need to have work up such as urine analysis, pre -eclamptic panel and creatinine clearance. If soley HTN and no complications, you need to take medications and observation. ...Read more
I have chronic high blood pressure during pregnancy...Does this mean I will develope preeclamsia? This is my first baby and I take medication.
HTN and preeclampsia: High blood pressure during pregnancy, whether you develop the condition before or after conception, requires special care. Sometimes high blood pressure is present before pregnancy. In other cases, high blood pressure develops during pregnancy. Either way you're going to need special care during pregnancy. It does not mean the you will develop preeclampsia. The risk is still there. Get good care. ...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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