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What causes high blood pressure in a female who just gave birth?

What causes high blood pressure in a female who just gave birth?

Pregnancy: High blood pressure can be induced by the pregnancy - either as part of a toxemia (eg pre-eclampsia) or as isolated pregnancy induced hypertension. It generally improves but duration is variable and could last 2 months. Depending on severity , it may require treatment. Follow the advice of you OB or be referred to an internist or nephrologist or cardiologist. ...Read more

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I just gave birth on the 2 weeks ago was held for 5 days with high blood pressure and temp. Now I have a sevier headache horrible cramps is this bad?

I just gave birth on the 2 weeks ago was held for 5 days with high blood pressure and temp. Now I have a sevier headache horrible cramps is this bad?

See a doctor: Any headache that occurs around the time of delivery either before or after, if severe, can be very very dangerous. I highly recommend that you see a healthcare provider to get your blood pressure checked and a urine test for protein, to make sure that you do not have preeclampsia, which puts you at risk for stroke and seizures. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a female who was perfectly fine before she gave birth?

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What causes high blood pressure in a female who was perfectly fine before she gave birth?

Pregnancy: It is very common to develop high BP in later months of pregnancy. It usually becomes ok after delivery. ...Read more

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I gave birth a month ago but 2 weeks later had high blood pressure.He put me on 100mg of labetalol 2x a day. Will this blood pressure go away?

I gave birth a month ago but 2 weeks later had high blood pressure.He put me on 100mg of labetalol 2x a day. Will this blood pressure go away?

It might not: High blood pressure that develops during late pregnancy or in the first week or so after delivery often will go away in a few weeks or a month. High blood pressure that develops after that probably won't, since that type is not related to pregnancy. High blood pressure when not pregnant can resolve with exercise, weight loss and eating healthy. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me medicine to decrease my post partum high blood pressure. My pressure is 125/95 now. Normal blood tests. Should I see a cardio doc?

My doctor gave me medicine to decrease my post partum high blood pressure.  My pressure is 125/95 now. Normal blood tests.  Should I see a cardio doc?

+\-: Depends...on your confidence level with your primary care physician. Sounds like you've developed essential hypertension, and it's management will depend on things like weight loss, exercise, salt restriction, and perhaps the conscientious use of BP meds. Many PCPs are gifted at effecting this treatment, but I see many such cases, particularly if they become refractory to first line therapy. ...Read more

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I just gave birth by c-section due to blood pressure and severe edema. Will preeclampsia return?

I just gave birth by c-section due to blood pressure and severe edema. Will preeclampsia return?

Maybe: Pre-eclampsia can reoccur in future pregnancies but are most common in young women, advanced maternal age women, those with preexisting medical problems like high blood pressure, obese women, and those who got pregnant with fertility treatments. Preeclampsia can start in the postpartum time for some or continue with high blood pressures for several weeks after the baby is born. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

Genes,aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

Many possibilities: There are a variety of issues that deserve screening when a kid has high blood pressure. The kidney is often looked at closely because various chemicals that originate from the kidney help drive the pressure. Other issues of diet & size can also come into play as well as a group of less common factors. Your pcp should work this up or send you to a pedi-nephrologist for answers. ...Read more

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