I had a miscarriage three weeks ago and finally got an apt for a check up from my primary. I've always had really great blood pressure. I am 26, I work out, I cook most of my food and don't add salt very often, but my grandfather had high blood pressure. My blood pressure came back as 143/93. Could the miscarriage have caused the high blood pressure or worse yet could my high blood pressure have caused my miscarriage? I had it re-taken and it was 139/93.
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Well high BP can cause miscarriage but in later half of pregnancy usually. Also the BP is not very high to have resulted alone in miscarriage. Alternatively, yes, stress of any kind, of which miscarriage is one, can cause higher BP.
High BP can be due to kidney, heart and liver problems. It can also be hereditary as you have, called essential hypertension in which there is no other cause. You can consult your PCP and run tests to see if any cause can be detected. PCOD should also be thought of and so also thyroid problems.
If no cause can be detected, you can take a mild antihypertensive after discussing with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
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