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Normal Pregnancy Blood Pressure Ninth Month
I'm pregnant was wondering what blood glucose levels should be for fasting and 2 hrs after eating for normal pregnancy?
Targets vary: Gestational diabetes patients are often instructed to check their finger stick blood glucose 4 times a day (fasting and after meals). Fasting in the am, most doctors I know try to have their patients between 70-90/95. One hour after eating, some doctors will try to keep you below 140, others strive for under 130. If you check 2 hours after eating the value should be under 120. ...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
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
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
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
My blood pressure is normally 90/60. In the last six months I have experienced three episodes of blood pressure ranging from 200/110 to 240/120?
Get examined now: BP of 240/120 is an emergency- please go directly to the ER...or go to your local UC clinic. ...Read more
I have always had very low blood pressure. The last month it has been normal to slightly elevated am I suddenly getting high bp and what could cause?
Unlikely: blood pressure is very dynamic and changes second to second depending on activity and a host of other factors. Unlikely you are suddenly developing high blood pressure. If you are concerned, you can see your doctor for evaluation. They may ask you to do Home blood pressure monitoring which can provide helpful information. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
Several times this month a feeling of blacking out while sitting, less visual clarity with this but not blurry vision. Normal blood pressure. I am 61.
Needs f/u: See your physician as the differential is broad and some potential causes serious while others less so & treatable. ...Read more
Been on bed rest on my back for 2 months. Will my blood pressure be lower than normal when I sit up now? My normal BP before bed was 118/80.
Bed rest: Yes. If you truly have been supine for that long, I may take your body a while to get used to being upright again and your BP could be low initially. ...Read more
Been on Metoprolol 25mg for hypertension for 6 months. My blood pressure is now back to normal. Can I stop taking it? Do I have to taper it off?
I been feeling a little dizzy for a couple of months now, it comes and go. I checked my blood pressure and its normal. What could it be?
My husband has probably been having for several months now problems with high blood pressure. On average, it is normally 150/80-90. Some days it will be 143/80. He's started taking 25 MG of BP med about 2 weeks ago. How bad is his bp?
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
Is having a consistently lower than normal diastolic blood pressure a good or bad thing (i.e between 40-50 mmhg) if the systolic pressure is the normal range (i.e in the 90s mmhg)?
Prob normal for you: There are some red flags associated with a low diastolic blood pressure in older people (may mean arteries are stiffer, or taking too much of an anti--hypertensive drug (s), but in a young male such as yourself, it is likely normal. Especially since your systolic blood pressure, while normal, is on the low side, too. Unless you have symptoms such as dizziness/light-headedness, I would not worry:) ...Read more
Sure.: That sounds completely fine although I suspect the diastolic value is inaccurate. If you have no symptoms, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Depends on the time you take your blood pressure. This would be ok in episodes of exercise for example. Weight lifting. I say this because you are 20.
Feeling High blood pressure is not necessary symptomatic. People can have this for long periods of times without issues that is why it is so dangerous ...Read more
Below 140/85: Below 140/85.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bp: Bp over 149/90 isn't normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Fine: Totally normal. Cheers!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there anyway to lower your blood pressure if you have dsystolic dsyfunction also I have normal stystolic pressure?
Important to lower: Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart. It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that the heart has seen intermittent high blood pressure. If you have diastolic dysfunction documented on echo, it is important to assess your 24 hr blood pressure with an ambulatory blood pressure monitor to determine if medication is indicated. ...Read more
I took a couple of blood pressure readings and it went from 136 over 75 down to 120s over 70s and then doen to 113 over 70s is this normal?
Totally!: BP usually falls as you keep taking because the act of taking it raises it! As you become more relaxed and your involuntary nervous system settles down, your BP falls. Note: All of your readings are normal! Congratulations! ...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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