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What is considered low blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy?

What is considered low blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy?

Which cause symptoms: Numbers are for general assessment and may vary person to person. If you are dizzy or lightheaded you may have low bp. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

Low pressure: A fit body has relaxed arteries resulting in lower, yet normal, blood pressure readings. Pregnancy may bring the blood pressure down another few points due to the presence of the placenta and the effects of Progesterone in your vasculature. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure in pregnancy and is it harmful?

What is low blood pressure in pregnancy and is it harmful?

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

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Rise slowly from lying down or seated to standing
once
Stay hydrated
once
Consider compression stalkings as long as you have no contraindication
once
Increase your salt intake, but only if your doctor feels this is safe
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If I have low blood pressure is my baby in amy danger im 13 weeks wjat can I do to assure I have a healthy pregnancy and baby?

If I have low blood pressure is my baby in amy danger im 13 weeks wjat can I do to assure I have a healthy pregnancy and baby?

Prenatal care: Not sure what you mean by low blood pressure? Pregnant women have slightly lower blood pressure than non pregnant women. This is a normal physiologic response. Unless your blood pressure is so low that you have fainting spells your blood pressure may in fact be normal. This is an issue which will be easily addressed at your next prenatal visit. Share your concerns with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. George Yang
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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. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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