Saturday, March 20, 2010

Low blood pressure during pregnancy

Semalam aku buat check up kat ipoh specialist untuk kali kedua. Kali ni mak yang teman aku. So far semuanya ok. gynea aku kat ipoh ni amat la berbeza dengan kat jb dulu.

Masa 1st time aku check up last month dengan dia, aku amatlah berpuas hati. sangat mesra, layan je soalan2 aku dan suami, penerangan yang details, chk up bukan setakat scan sajerr.., sangat2 supportive about breastfeeding (sepanjang chk up kt KPJ jb.. my gynea never ever talked about breastfeeding..hmmm..) staff kat sini lebih mesra dan hormat patient.(Dulu aku datang chk up, dah la sorang2..layan cam i ni budak skolah datang chk up sebab da termengandung...huhhh).

enuf la cita pasal gynea kan. My blood pressure is a bit low but the doctor said it's ok. so i try search la pasal low blood pressure during pregnancy nih.

Low blood pressure (also called hypotension) is often associated with fainting and dizziness (patutla selalu pening2). In general, low blood pressure is not considered a health risk in the same way that high blood pressure is (sib baik...). However, during pregnancy especially, fainting and falling due to low blood pressure can be of serious concern.

The greatest cause of low blood pressure tends to be dehydration (cuaca panas sekarang menyumbang pada dehydration..). When the body dehydrates it drastically affects to flow of blood in the body. Additionally, being very hot can contribute to low blood pressure. Standing for a long period of time can also be a risk factor.

While you are pregnant, there are other factors that can cause low blood pressure. Pregnancy causes blood to pool in your legs, making less blood available to the brain. Thus, when you rise from a laying or sitting position you may feel dizzy or faint. This can also cause vision problems in a pregnant woman.

Low blood pressure may or may not require treatment. The treatment of low blood pressure is directed toward the underlying cause; if low blood pressure is caused by dehydration, it may be treated by a physician with intravenous fluids. If it is caused by pooling blood, your physician may recommend graduated compression stockings. A little extra salt may also help, but in this case you need to discuss the other risks with your physician.

There are some things you can do to prevent low blood pressure:
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water

- Lay on your side, rather than on your back. This may also help with back and sciatic nerve pain.
- If you feel faint, sit down. Put your head lower than your body until you no longer feel faint.
- When getting up from the sitting position, take it slowly.
- Regular exercise helps keep blood pressure normal. Keep up with your physician-approved exercise regimen.

da start minum air dengan banyaknya. tapi asek nak ke toilet le pulak. So sesape yang mengalami low blood pressure mase pegnen, usah panik ya! Minum air banyak2. Lagi 2 minggu kena pegi check up lagi. Hopefully my blood pressure is going to be normal. :-)

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