If you are a pregnant woman the silent killer known as high blood pressure may be killing you. The same is true if you are a fatter mom. The problem is that having high blood pressure can lead to fatal heart attacks! In fact nearly seventy percent of people get heart attacks from high blood pressure and one out of three people have no idea they have it.
Don't waste one more minute waiting for your first heart attack before doing something about your high blood pressure, hypertension or pre-hypertensive condition!
Whenever you visit a doctor what is the first thing that he (or she) does?
Your doctor takes your blood pressure! Your doctor does this no matter what your other symptoms are and you may have wondered why this is always the case? Basically it is because your blood pressure affects so many aspects of your health!
If you are pregnant or in post pregnancy it is especially important for you to do several things to keep your weight down. That is because the drugs prescribed have such nasty side effects.
For instance the beta blockers that are prescribed to reduce the workload on your heart lower your blood pressure but also cause annoying side effects such as depression, lack of libido and depression. Depression is the last thing that a lady who is vulnerable to post partum needs to go through in the first place!
ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme) prescribed by doctors have all sorts of side effects including causing coughs, rashes and a metallic taste in the mouth.
Yet another drug prescribed to pregnant women for high blood pressure that you want to avoid are Renin inhibiters .These can harm your health and cause facial swelling and allergic reactions in some females.
Even the calcium channel blockers prescribed for the mildest case of hypertension can cause fluid buildup in the legs and a rapid heartbeat!
Sometime people are prescribed as many as four drugs at a time when they have high blood pressure because doctors know that it can be a fatal condition.
Unfortunately this also means being constantly sick with the side effects from these drugs so you need to be careful.
The simple fact is that there is not one single millimeter of your body that is safe from damage if you have high blood pressure problems!
Every capillary, artery or vein in your body is at risk and can fail at any time and furthermore cause failure to the major organs in your body if you do not make the lifestyle changes necessary to prevent the inevitable!
Make sure you take care of yourself if you are pregnant as obviously this is not a great condition to be in!!