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BP 140/90, 1st pregnancy, 33 weeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am in 33rd week of my pregnancy. my bp is 140/90. is it danger?
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User :   i am in 33rd week of my pregnancy. my bp is 140/90. is it danger?
Doctor :   yes,it is elevated
User :   what is the solution?
User :   i dont have headache and all
Doctor :   do you have other symptoms like dizziness? r pedal edema (swelling of feet)
User :   swelling is little bit there. but night when my keep my legs lying on pillow it will dissappear
User :   no dizziness
Doctor :   ok. then i would recommend you to go ahead with a urine test to look for proteins
User :   is it serious?
Doctor :   if proteins are found, then you will need medications to control BP
User :   how to reduce bp?
Doctor :   at preset you need adequate rest,no salt or less salt diet and less oil diet
User :   natural remedies to control bp?
User :   i'm working as a s/w engineer? do u suggest me to take leave?
Doctor :   at first a urine protein check, if elevated, leave and rest along with diet changes
Doctor :   if proteins are more and BP is not controlled with rest and diet, then medications will be needed
User :   but its said that 140/90 is fine. but it should not go high than this. is it fine?
Doctor :   do not worry,there are safe medications that can be used during pregnancy
Doctor :   please provide your age
User :   26
User :   1st pregnancy
Doctor :   then for your age it is elevated, it should be between 130-135/80-85
User :   till 7th month bp was 110/70. from last week its showing 140/90
Doctor :   ok. then in that case a urine test is needed
User :   but my doctor did not suggest any tests. she said me to come for checkup this saturday. will this bp harm my baby?
Doctor :   this BP rise is also known as PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) which if not properly controlled can lead to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (seizures).
User :   is my baby in danger?
Doctor :   maintain diet control as suggested, limit water intake to 2 litres per day
Doctor :   baby will be in danger if BP crosses this limit, you are in borderline.
User :   ok doctor. which fruits do u prefer?
Doctor :   anything is fine except papaya, pomegranate, sapota, mango
User :   oh my god!! i had enough sapota... :(
User :   i am aneamic also
Doctor :   avoid it from now on
User :   HB % is 10.4
Doctor :   Hb of 10 and above is considered fine for women in pregnancy
Doctor :   it should not fall below 10
User :   earlier it was 8.5... after taking iron tab for 7 months nw its 10.4
Doctor :   this is due to dilution that happens during pregnancy changes in the body.
Doctor :   ok. continue taking them regularly as instructed.
User :   ok.. doctor one more thing.. my lmp was on 1st april 2010... when will be due date?
User :   cycle is 26 days
Doctor :   your due date would be approximately 6th Jan 2011
User :   they told me 2nd Jan 2011
User :   as per scanning report
Doctor :   ok. it can vary +/- 10 days
User :   my baby was weighing 1684 gms in 31st week. is it fine>
User :   ?
Doctor :   as per your dates, you are about 33 weeks pregnant and have another 7 weeks to go
User :   if i deliver baby before 7 weeks.. its not danger no?
Doctor :   yes,babies pick up on weight after 32 completed weeks, they put on weight properly by 36-37 weeks
Doctor :   delivery after 37 completed weeks is better, it ensures of lung maturity to be complete
User :   what exercises do u prfer for normal delivery?
User :   running out of time
Doctor :   before this time lungs are not matured and baby can have problems
User :   i'm worried about bp
Doctor :   pelvic floor exercises
Doctor :   BP has to be controlled as I explained earlier
User :   i will avoid salt
Doctor :   so focus on BP control now
User :   walking helps?
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes it does helps
Doctor :   and yes I am here
Doctor :   morning and evening walk for 15-20 minutes each is good
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