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Doctor insights on: Is An Elevated Blood Pressure Harmful During Pregnancy

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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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?

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 more

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A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?

A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?

Don't think so.: Exercise seems to have beneficial effects irrespective of timing. Sometimes exercise late in the day can cause insomnia, but if it is not a problem for you then I would continue. ...Read more

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What are other reasons for an elevated blood pressure?

What are other reasons for an elevated blood pressure?

Many: The ones that immediately enter my mind are:
family history
dietary salt intake
atherosclerosis of blood vessels
high steroid levels (pills or adrenal)
thyroid disease
sleep apnea
drugs
low oxygen
blocked artery to kidney
others... ...Read more

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What's so bad about high blood pressure? Is it really that harmful?

What's so bad about high blood pressure? Is it really that harmful?

Yes over years: Over years and decades untreated blood pressure can cause heart attack, stroke, chf, and kidney failure as well as blindness. ...Read more

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Is an elevated d dimer related to high blood pressure?

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

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How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

Anesthesiologists: Anesthesiologists have many intravenous drugs in their armamentarium to lower blood pressure during surgery. Not to worry! ...Read more

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When you have high blood pressure wouldn't sleep be beneficial since Bp lowers during sleep?

When you have high blood pressure wouldn't sleep be beneficial since Bp lowers during sleep?

Generally: Generally, your metabolism and BP lower during sleep, but that being said, does not mean you should sleep all day to treat your BP. You need to work on your BP during the 16 hours a day you are awake. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would cause visual disturbance during intense exercise? It seems to coincide with high blood pressure as the blurring throbs with each pulse.

What would cause visual disturbance during intense exercise? It seems to coincide with high blood pressure as the blurring throbs with each pulse.

Blurry vision: There are several reasons that you might have visual blurring with exercise. Examples would be: low blood pressure or glaucoma. A visit to your doctor would be indicated to find out if it's nothing serious or something to be treated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal or pathologic: Generally anxiety comes with increase in BP/pulse and do not die. Anxiety in the human is like speed in the car. More important is what is your resting BP/pulse. Next time you have your MD take your data ask! ...Read more

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I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

See your doc: Please do what your doc asks in terms of the meds you take but he/she may want to adjust them after you mention this. When we move from sitting/lying to standing there can be a pressure drop w/dizziness. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can testcypinate cause elevated blood pressure?

Can testcypinate cause elevated blood pressure?

Depends: It depends on the amount that is injected per week. At physiologic levels, total testosterone. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how much is high blood pressure elevated?

High blood pressure: Ideal blood pressure would be below 120/80. Blood-pressure would be considered high if 140/90 or higher. ...Read more

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I have mild high blood pressure and take a new med called losartin 50 mgs. What could cause the creatine to be elevated then?

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

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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

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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

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

As: As part of a body wrap treatment, your body will be warmed up. The heat/thermal effect relaxes the blood vessels and causes them to temporarily dilate, causing your blood pressure to decrease during your body wrap treatment. ...Read more

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Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Possibly: This is a very special diuretic aimed at blocking aldosterone which is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands causing salt retention and arterial constriction. If you have a condition leading to aldosterone excess this drug could work very well for you. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have high blood pressure as a child? What sort of damage occurs during childhood?

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

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Which hard drink don't have harmful effect to peoples with uric axid (nizatidine) & high blood pressure?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Yes: As long as you are taking the Simvastatin by prescription and are being followed by your physician it should be fine. Be sure to report any unusual muscle pain to the physician immediately. The low dose Aspirin is also fine. ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...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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Having high blood pressure during pregnancy, what can you do?

Having high blood pressure during pregnancy, what can you do?

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

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What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Several options.: Alpha methyldopa, nifedipine, hydralazine, Labetalol are all appropriate antihypertensives during pregnancy. Their goal is to minimize maternal risk, although the do little to mitigate fetal risks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have treatment of high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Is it possible to have treatment of high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy you still maintain your BP some patients develop a BP problem during pregnancy that required close care by your OB ...Read more

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I have chronic high blood pressure during pregnancy...Does this mean I will develope preeclamsia? This is my first baby and I take medication.

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

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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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