Hypertension is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States alone. More so, the disease is often prominent in women that are pregnant. Factually, 1 out of every 14 pregnant women is affected by Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) . Although the specified condition may frequent any pregnant woman, there are women who are more at risk. Therefore, every pregnant woman must be proactive and follow precautions to prevent the condition. Also referred to as Preeclampsia, Toxemia or Toxemia of pregnancy, PIH clearly reveals its symptoms. In mild cases, the pregnancy may cause your blood pressure to elevate which causes you to retain water. Retaining water results in a high count of protein in your urine; this is identified, in most cases, during pre- natal care. In severe cases, however, you may experience headaches, blurry vision, low tolerance to bright light, light fatigue, nausea and vomiting or pain in the upper right abdomen. A p...
I suffer form Migraines during my menstruation. Sometimes my blood pressure rises 160's and 90's for about 20 minutes followed by shivers and then it goes down. Normally my blood pressure tends to be on the low side 110/70. Can a migraine cause temporary high blood pressure? Veronica.
Yes, Migraine can cause blood pressure to rise. Please be sure that your doctor is aware of this.
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Blood is carried from the heart to all the body's tissues and organs in pipes, called arteries and veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of those pipes. The unit for measuring blood pressure is millimeters of mercury (mmHg). In most people, hypertension , or high blood pressure , is defined as either: a systolic pressure consistently at 140 or higher or a diastolic pressure consistently at 90 or higher. In some groups, such as those with diabetes or kidney disease , a high blood pressure is a systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 or higher or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 80 or higher. Each time the heart beats (about 60 to 70 times a minute at rest) it pumps blood out into the blood vessels. When the heart is pumping the blood, it is called systolic pressure. When the heart is relaxing in between beats, your blood pressure falls; this is the diastolic pressure. A normal blood pressure is less than 120 (systolic)/80 (diastolic). If the...
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