• kenziesmommy kenziesmommy
    June 18, 2009
    20 year old female with blood pressure 138/90
    kenziesmommy kenziesmommy
    June 18, 2009

     I am at 20 year old female. I had a child a year ago and I had pre eclampsa. Now my blood pressure is on average this week is 138/90 is this normal?




    I get migrane headaches...

    I also see like shadows out of the corner of my eyes..

    Atleast 5 times a day my vision gets blurry....

    And sometimes I see completely black for like 10 secs

    can anyone help my drs think I'm crazy



    The highest it has been this week just randomly checking it 3 times a day was 140/90





    When I was pregnant I had to have her a month early because they were afraid we were gonna die...When I went into the hospital that night the lowest my blood pressure was with medicine was 159/103






  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 20, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 20, 2009

    Hi Kenziesmommy,


    Congratulations on your little one!  I have two recommendations:


    1.  Seek a second opinion. - Any time you are not satisfied with the care you're receiving from your physician, there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion.


    2.  Take steps to lower your levels naturally. - A blood pressure of 138/90 is elevated and needs to be treated.  At this level, making diet and lifestyle changes can be effective.  I recommend you look at the DASH diet, it is very effective at lower blood pressure levels.


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


  • Meilier June 21, 2009
    June 21, 2009

    Ideal blood pressure is a young adult to have a blood pressure that is at or below 120 over 80 (120/80 mm Hg) and greater than or equal to 90/60 mm Hg,a blood pressure between 120/80 mm Hg and 129/84 mm Hg is considered normal. Between 130/85 mm Hg and 139/89 mm Hg is considered a high-normal blood pressure.

    You can determine your blood pressure at this website.


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