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Therapy for low BP during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi ..
User :   I would like to know abt low BP in pregnency...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can u tell me what specifically u need to know ?
User :   my wife was having high BP few days back and doctor said it is common to have high BP...
User :   she gave some medicine to get it controlled..
Doctor :   can u tell me which month is she in ?
User :   this happend last week, now today she has low BP
Doctor :   also mention the age, weight of ur wife ?
User :   she is around 30 yrs. and now she is in 8.5 months pregnenet
User :   weight is 80Kgs
Doctor :   ok
User :   she has put up from 65 to 80 during her pregnency..
Doctor :   it is very common to have BP fluctuations in the last trimester of pregnancy
User :   her current BP is 110/70
Doctor :   this is due to hormonal changes
User :   some where I have read that high BP is common..
User :   but i want to check abt low bp
Doctor :   May i know what medicine shes on ?
User :   1 sec...I will ask her over phone
Doctor :   low BP (less than 110 /70) can cause dizziness , and other issues, but very low BP like less than 80mmhg systolic , can cause severe fetal distress and sometimes fetal demise, etc
User :   fetal distress and sometimes fetal demise??????
Doctor :   but the BP reducing medicines can also reduce the BP as well
User :   she is using LABEBET 100 twice a day
Doctor :   low BP reduces bloood flow to the fetus, and can cause fetal death, if the circulation is vcery low
Doctor :   i would advice you to consult the gynae, to see if the dose can be reduced mildly, so as to the BP does not go down too much
User :   can i ask her to take some salt for now?..
Doctor :   NO NEVER
User :   Okay
Doctor :   Also this low BP is after she is on medicines
Doctor :   In fact, if the medicines are not there, the BP can be high
User :   but now gynae left for the day...she couldn't be able to talk her
Doctor :   dont you have her phone no?
Doctor :   You can call her and ask
User :   nope ...we don't have her number
Doctor :   Is your wife in the hospital or at home ?
User :   can i ask my wife to not to take LABEBET 100 for to night ...
Doctor :   Any way since the BP is currently stable, u need not worry
Doctor :   ask her to continue the current dosage
Doctor :   unless she gets symptomatic with the current doses
User :   tomm morning she can call the hospital and get it checked by Gynec
Doctor :   yes , that would be perfect
Doctor :   also your wifes condition is called PIH - pregnancy induced hypertension, which is due to reduced blood flow to the fetus, which in turn produces hormones, that induce high BP in the mother
Doctor :   are u following my comments
User :   yes
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   Do we need to consult doctor now ?
Doctor :   no not right now
User :   And tomm morning We must consult her ?.
Doctor :   wait till the morning , and once you can contact the gynae, who will guide u accordingly
Doctor :   Have you, followed my instructions ?
Doctor :   I hope i have solved your queries ?
User :   okay
User :   thank you very much ....timly help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
Doctor :   i guess u have moved out of the page
Doctor :   bye for now
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