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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure drops in pregnancy?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure drops in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: If it remains in the normal range & you are not having symptoms this sounds ok but please talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 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

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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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My blood pressure is 60/50 do I need to be concerned about this I get dizzy spells and drop to the floor often when this happens ?

My blood pressure is 60/50 do I need to be concerned about this I get dizzy spells and drop to the floor often when this happens ?

Yes: You need to be seen in the ER ASAP. You could be dehydrated, your pulse needs to be examined you could be having an arrythmia ( irregular heart rate) ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my blood pressure is 150\100. Today i took telmisartan 20. When will my blood pressure will be normal?

Should i be concerned if my blood pressure is 150\100. Today i took telmisartan 20. When will my blood pressure will be normal?

Unimportant: Try not to concern yourself with single readings -they have no physiologic significance. Instead, pay attention to averages. The more measurements you make, the more accurate the average will be. Measure when you've rested for at least 10 minutes. Be sure the cuff is large enough for your arm. Keep your arm at heart level. Ignore fluctuations - these are normal. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Should i be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Cool down: There is a physiologic sequence to BP changes immediately following exercise: first it rises, then it gradually falls to levels below baseline. To see the full effect, take your blood pressure once a minute for the first 10 minutes after exercise while you remain lying down at complete rest (better yet, have someone else check it for you). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my blood pressure is still pretty high at 150/90 even though I am taking 160mg of Diovan (valsartan) with 12.5 of hctz?

Should i be concerned if my blood pressure is still pretty high at 150/90 even though I am taking 160mg of Diovan (valsartan) with 12.5 of hctz?

High BP: Being on medication with uncontrolled BP meds is a point you need to discuss with your physician (p). One of the things that you can bring up is that you are not on a maximum dose of Diovan (valsartan) (d). The maximum dose of d-hctz is 320 mg of d and 25 mg of hctz. Perhaps of you were increased to that dose, your BP would be controlled. Please discuss this point with your p to see if that will work. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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