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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. Melissa Gowans
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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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What's cause my blood pressure to be a little high on the bottom number, could it be a possible sign of preganacy? Never had this problem before.

What's cause my blood pressure to be a little high on the bottom number, could it be a possible sign of preganacy? Never had this problem before.

No: It's not an early sign of pregnancy. Be sure you're measuring it at complete rest for 10 minutes, use a validated, properly sized arm cuff, measure at the level of your heart, take measurements on multiple days and average them. If it averages >90, consider salt intake, weight, and be checked for kidney function with urinalysis and blood sample. Avoid licorice, XS alcohol, recreational drugs. ...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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What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

BP meds: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). Second-line agents include clonidine and minoxidil. ...Read more

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Blood pressure at home has been in the mid 130's-145 range/over mid 70-85 range, i take 10mg ramipril currently, do I need another BP medication?

Blood pressure at home has been in the mid 130's-145 range/over mid 70-85 range, i take 10mg ramipril currently, do I need another BP medication?

BP meds and BP: At your age, 50, your systolic BP is too high if it is > 140 mm hg. You should speak to your doctor about increasing your ramipril to the maximum dose of 20 mg/day or adding another drug. See if you can get your BP down by losing weight and/or exercising more. If you smoke, please stop and try to avoid excess amounts of sodium intake. Remember, a BP of 145 is not a good one to have. ...Read more

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Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Sure there are: Some meds are even designed specifically to raise blood pressure, so yes, meds that have similar effects for unintentional reasons can do the same. Still, hypertension as a med side effect is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

Lifestyle for HTN: Reducing the amount of salt in your diet is usually the most effective way to lower blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise for 30-45 minutes each day will lower blood pressure. Relaxation techniques and particularly yoga has been found to lower blood pressure. If these measures are not enough, you should take medications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be very dangerous and damaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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