High blood pressure after birth

High pressure after childbirth - reasons and what to do?

About the causes of pathology after childbirth

If a woman before the onset of an "interesting situation" and during it did not suffer from hypertension, then the cause of its occurrence may be neuropsychic overstrain. After all, the birth itself is a huge stress for the female body, which leads to a breakdown in the system of regulation of the nervous system, especially when the physical fitness of the organism is low. And when there are prerequisites for the development of hypertension (for example, genetic predisposition to the disease), then it makes itself felt after the birth of the child. And such preconditions can be the use of alcohol and smoking, lack of sleep for a long time, overweight.

Often the cause of high blood pressure in newly mums can be a hormonal imbalance in the body. Vessels under the influence of excess hormones spasmodic. Their tone rises, peripheral resistance increases. The result is a jump in blood pressure.

If the newly mummy has chronic diseases, in particular, pyelonephritis, then after childbirth they can go from the stage of remission to relapse and also provoke the development of hypertension after childbirth. In addition to kidney disease, newborn women who have recently given birth may cause kidney failure, their tumors, stenosis of the kidney vessels, endocrine disorders (diseases of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, thyroid gland), vegetovascular dystonia. Blood pressure also causes heart and vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, heart failure, myocarditis. Sometimes pathology provokes some medicines, so nursing women should carefully study the list of contraindications and side effects before taking the medication.

What to do with high blood pressure after birth

When Mummy is diagnosed with hypertension and you need to take medications that lower blood pressure, you do not need to stop breastfeeding your baby. It is just necessary to select competently the medicines that have a low degree of penetration into breast milk. Such drugs for breastfeeding are Verapamil, Dopegit, b-blockers.

You should know, that antihypertensive drugs must be taken so that the period of feeding does not coincide with the time of the maximum concentration of the drug in the mother's blood. Experts recommend that nursing women who suffer from high blood pressure take the pill just before feeding so that their active ingredients do not have time to get into the bloodstream.

Women who want to stop breastfeeding should take into account that drugs that reduce lactation, increase blood pressure.

What will help to normalize high blood pressure after birth, in addition to tablets? First of all, you need to sleep well and rest more. It is important to avoid stress, try to give yourself positive emotions. In his spare time, which must be "cut out" for himself, it is advisable to recall those hobbies, hobbies, which brought joy before the birth of a baby. Rest and sleep to restore the body, bringing pressure to normal will have a beneficial effect. It's no secret that many newly mummies literally take care of the crumb without trusting anyone. As a result, they become very tired, do not sleep, which is what causes blood pressure jumps.

Breastfeeding specialists advise breastfeeding mothers to walk outdoors for at least two hours a day. This recommendation has a positive effect on the well-being of the woman herself. And you should avoid overeating - a typical mistake for newly mums, who follow the advice to eat for two. Promotes increased blood pressure, fried, salty, spicy dishes. They also need to be temporarily excluded from the diet.

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