How high does your blood pressure have to be before you can't get birth control pills?

It varies. High blood pressure can lead to stroke which is also a risk while taking the oral contraceptive pill. Blood pressures over 140/85 to 90 would qualify as elevated and warrant evaluation by your md as to whether to continue or start the pill.

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What can be done to lower high blood pressure caused by birth control pills?

Stop them. If the pill truly raised your blood pressure and it was not elevated by other factors then do a trial and stop the pill and see it your BP goes down. Please use an alternative contraceptive during that time frame. If the BP stays elevated, it was NOT due to the pill and you need to see a MD for evaluation and/or Rx. It is most uncommon for a 16 year old to have essential hypertension. Read more...

Does hawthorne capsules interact with birth control pills? Does hawthorne capsules lower high blood pressure significantly?

Based on online . Info, hawthorne capsules don't interact with contraceptive pills and it lowers blood pressure only to a slight degree. Always consult a medical professional and do your own research before you embark on this endeavor. Read more...

Will birth control pills make your blood pressure go up?

HTN and ocps. Most docs will not start a woman with high blood pressure on ocps. In rare cases the BP does rise after an ocp start. Iuds are a good option. Read more...

If birth control is the cause of hypertension? Then if stop my birth control pills will my blood pressure turn back to normal?

Yes. Birth control pills, especially the higher dosages, have for many years been associated with hypertension in some woman. Many times there is a family history of hypertension showing a predisposition for the problem. Many times stopping the pills will result in improved blood pressure but many women will need some blood pressure medicine. Read more...