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High BP and leg swelling in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   what is the measure of HBP for the pregnant lady for 36 weeks

Doctor :   hi
User :   what is the measure of high BP for a pregnant lady of 36th week ?
Doctor :  
blood pressure more than 130/90 is high for a preganant lady
User :   Why is the pregnant lady doesn't get sleep during night time ?
User :   why is the leg get swollen fo a pregnant lady often ?
Doctor :  
or a systolic BP, more than 20 and diastolic of more than 10, than the baseline BP is high
Doctor :  
sleep disturbances are due to the pregnant uterus and baby weight fallin on the arteries that supply the lower part of body and they also affect venous drainage, hence sleep is disturbed to change positions
Doctor :  
the leg swelling is due to increased cardiovaslular volume in pregnancy and if BP is highthen protein leak causing the edema in leg or any dependent area
Doctor :  
is there anything else you would like to ask me?
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are you there?
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