Why Is Blood Pressure Monitored So Closely In Pregnancy?

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You will notice that your blood pressure is checked at every ante natal appointment during pregnancy. Blood pressure is not usually raised during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy and may be lower than usual. If you get a high blood pressure reading it may be because your blood pressure was already high before you [...] Read more »

Do Stress And Anxiety Cause High Blood Pressure?

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Stress and anxiety make your heart beat harder and push up your blood pressure at least in the short term due to the release of the hormone narrowing your blood vessels. That is how the “white coat” effect comes about – you get raised blood pressure because you are anxious having your blood pressure taken! [...] Read more »

How Do The Pill And HRT Affect Blood Pressure?

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The contraceptive pill and HRT (or hormone replacement therapy) both contain the hormone estrogen which may have an affect on your blood pressure. Almost every woman who takes the pill experiences a slight rise in blood pressure and usually that is not too much of a problem. About 5% of women experience a more marked [...] Read more »

Folic Acid Prevents High Blood Pressure in Women

A study of more than 238,000 women has shown that folic acid has a role in helping women avoid high blood pressure Folic Acid Prevents High Blood Pressure in Women By: Maureen Williams Women who get lots of folic acid from both diet and supplements have less chance of developing high blood pressure than women [...] Read more »