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I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

Can breastfeeding cause high blood pressure?

No: Not unless you are having trouble getting the baby to feed.(smile) ...Read more

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Currently, i'm on labetalol for high blood pressure. The side effects are making me miserable. Is there anything else i can take while breastfeeding?

Currently, i'm on labetalol for high blood pressure. The side effects are making me miserable. Is there anything else i can take while breastfeeding?

Yes: Talk to your doctor, other options, depending on why your doctor picked that specific medication, include verapamil, methyldopa, nifidipine, and metoprolol. Here is a list of meds safe while breastfeeding hope this helps http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-safety-breastfeeding.Html. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure (140/90 and more) when doing daily activity like standing for a long time? Also chest pain/discomfort?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure (140/90 and more) when doing daily activity like standing for a long time? Also chest pain/discomfort?

Yes. No.: It is expected to have higher blood pressure with activity. Standard blood pressure is done after sitting quietly with legs uncrossed for a minimum of 5 minutes before measurement. It is NOT normal to have chest pain/discomfort with daily activity. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

No, see doctor: No. You should talk with your doctor since there are risks of developing pre-eclampsia even after delivery. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy/dazed after taking prenatals is it normal I have high blood pressure and have had it all my life but today it was very high 157/91 ?

Feeling dizzy/dazed after taking prenatals is it normal I have high blood pressure and have had it all my life but today it was very high 157/91 ?

Concerning: Without knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy, this is harder to answer. I am, however, concerned that your hypertension may be associated with a pregnancy related condition called pre-eclampsia. I would speak to your obstetrician or midwife soon (like today). ...Read more

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My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more

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How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.

How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.

All : All recoveries vary enormously, depending on many factors. Certainly this is affected by the severity of the infection and how the appendix was removed. Even the definition of "recover" varies: for a desk job it may be a few days but for a job with heavy lifting (i think of roofers) it may be a few weeks. I have never given a patient a timetable for activities as it is impossible to predict the recovery. Instead i recommend that they simply listen to the body as it will predict on a moment-to-moment basis what you can do and will punish you for exceeding these limits. ...Read more

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I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

Several things: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more

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Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Well: to have high blood pressure you have to, you know, have high blood pressure. So, if you have normal blood pressure, it isn't high and therefore you don't have high blood pressure. Because high would be defined as, you know, something greater than normal. But what you say you have is normal blood pressure. Yet you ask about whether being normal can also mean being high. So - are you? ...Read more

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At the grocery store i checked my bp it was 159/93 but when i was at home relaxed it was 129/77 could i have high blood pressure or is this normal?

At the grocery store i checked my bp it was 159/93 but when i was at home relaxed it was 129/77 could i have high blood pressure or is this normal?

BP: BP may vary depending on the situation. Monitor your BP at home and record it at random after 15-20 minutes of relaxation. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is normal (110/70), but is it possible that I have high blood-pressure and low blood-pressure that are cancelling each other out?

My blood pressure is normal (110/70), but is it possible that I have high blood-pressure and low blood-pressure that are cancelling each other out?

Bp: when BP is measured it is a point in time. We don't report BP as an average of ups and downs without calling it an average and reporting the highs and lows. ...Read more

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In order to be considered to have high blood pressure would all my readings be high? I have both normal and high readings through out the day

In order to be considered to have high blood pressure would all my readings be high? I have both normal and high readings through out the day

Optimal healthy=SBP: (sitting, resting, heart level) <120 mmHg (e.g.95 to 115 mmHg) & DBP <80 mmHg (typically ~40 mmHg lower). Which has greater correlation with problems over time? Overwhelmingly SBP. Even more so PP (Pulse Pressure=SBP-DBP difference). Of course, with any physical activity, anger, frustration (possibly fear), SBP rapidly goes up, but should return to healthy resting values within 10 minutes at most. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more