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Q: 20 year old female with blood pressure 138/90

 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




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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
6/20/09 4:43pm

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

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Meilier, Community Member
6/21/09 2:52pm

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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