Endorsed Ways to Keep Blood Pressure in the Normal Range!

Women with high blood pressure may have what is called primary hypertension. Essentially it is due to narrowing of the arteries and the attempt to push the same volume of blood through.

If your BP is greater than or equal to 140/90 in properly measured readings at least twice, a week or more apart, you have high blood pressure.

Consequences of high blood pressure are heart failure or attach, kidney failure, retinal disease, or strokes, among other things.

Endocrine glands can also affect your blood pressure, so that disorders of cortisol, thyroid, adrenal gland imbalances can all be associated with Hypertension.

•Other causes of higher blood pressure in women can be hormonal, and rarely oral contraceptives can be the culprit.

•Many people don’t realize that their Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents (NSAIDs) can also elevate blood pressure.

•Antidepressants, can also elevate blood pressure, although it’s less likely with most of the modern selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),

•Corticosteroids, including both glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids

•Decongestants, such as phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine

•Some weight-loss medications, but mostly weight loss itself is associated with better blood pressure.

Be sure to get that blood pressure checked at least yearly.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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