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how to no if i have Hypertension

what are the symptoms???

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redivy

Asked by redivy at 12:44 AM on Jul. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • There are no good warning signs. You need to have your blood pressure checked. Most ER's and walk-in-clinics will check it for you for little or even no fee. Just walk in and ask, it only takes a couple of minutes.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:56 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Headache is most common sign, yet not all headache means high BP.
    yoshiki56

    Answer by yoshiki56 at 1:06 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Like kaycee 14 said there are usually no symptoms. You need to just have bp checked. If you are experiencing high bp make sure your ob/gyn is aware to screen for symptoms of pre-eclampsia.
    HannahEsmommy

    Answer by HannahEsmommy at 1:15 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • well the reason why im asking is because i have bad headaches all the time
    redivy

    Answer by redivy at 1:36 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • redivy, then you need to check your bp. CVS and rite aids offer free auto BP checking machine in the store. You can go sit down on the chair and the machine check it for you.
    yoshiki56

    Answer by yoshiki56 at 1:47 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • when should i worry i just saw my doctor on the 2nd and he said everthying was fine i have a history of headaches but im still worryed
    redivy

    Answer by redivy at 1:57 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Certain complications are associated with high blood pressure during pregnancy. These include a condition called pre-eclampsia or eclampsia. This condition also known as toxemia of pregnancy is typically associated with additional symptoms including:

    Severe headaches.
    Spots before the eyes or blurry vision.
    Stomach pain in the upper quadrant of the abdomen.
    Heartburn.
    Swelling, including excessive swelling resulting in rapid weight gain.
    Decreased fetal movement or fetal distress.
    New2WAHJ

    Answer by New2WAHJ at 8:17 AM on Jul. 5, 2008

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