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25 weeks pregnant, high blood pressure after eating a big meal. History of normal BP. Cause of concern?

Im a little over 25 weeks pregnant & just checked my blood pressure at my local drugstore. Ist time I checked it, it was 155/86 but I had just eaten a big meal. I went over & hour later & it was 140/72. I do not have an appt. until Jan 2nd. Should I be concerned or could it be high cause I had just ate. My blood pressure was always within normal range until I had that reading.
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM
I can understand your concern for high BP,it is slightly higher side,in pregnancy you need a regular check up of Blood pressure is required as Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia are possible.
You can reduce salt intake to 2 to 3 gm /day, and take rest and recheck your BP if is persistatly high > 140/90 mm of hg then you may need specific prescription antihypertensive medications which are safe in pregnancy.
It is also advisable to check albumin in urine.
If BP remains in normal range you can wait for routine appointment after 2 weeks if BP readings are high you may consult your Gynecologist before that.
Just Take care
Good Luck
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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