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Treatment for eclampsia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My sister is pregnant
User :   She has been asked to monitor her blood pressure two times a day
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I just wanted to know which instrument should be purchased for measuring blood pressure
Doctor :   May I know her age?
User :   26
Doctor :   Is she known to have hypertension in the past?
User :   No
Doctor :   Does she have swelling of the lower limbs?
User :   Yes but I am not sure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Pregnancy is one factor that can induce hypertension(high BP).
User :   ok
Doctor :   If there is associated swelling of the limbs, it can be preeclampsia.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is one of high risk pregnancy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are chances of fits/convulsions happening in such case.
Doctor :   Hence proper recording of Blood pressure is necessary.
User :   yes
Doctor :   If such is the case, I would suggest you to get the BP recorded by a professional.
User :   ok
User :   She got her treatment of high BP last week from a nearyby hospital
User :   They kept her there for past one week
Doctor :   A staff nurse or a medical practitioner can be the best person to monitor this blood pressure.
User :   ok
User :   Now they have discharged her
User :   and have asked for monitoring
User :   everyday
User :   so we thought that we should buy a machine to measure two times everyday
Doctor :   You can purchase a Sphygmomanometer and a stethescope to measure BP, if you know how to check Blood pressure your self or
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can purchase a digital Sphygmomanometer which records PB automatically.
User :   ok
Doctor :   *records BP automatically.
User :   She has completed about 34 weeks.What is preferable.To take her everyday to a doctor (travel would be associated in this case) or to measure at home..
User :   At this stage of pregnancy travelling everyday should be done
User :   or not
Doctor :   If you have a practitioner near by or staff nurse near by, you can ask them to come home and record it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Else you can request your GP to help you come home and record BP at home.
Doctor :   Its advisable that you avoid any long distance travel.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If there are no options, then you can purchase a digital sygomomanometer through online or from any surgical stores.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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