I am a 32 year old female, not over weight and dont smoke. My husband and I have recently decided to start a family so I went and got a checkup. They found my Blood pressure to be at 210/100. They prescribed lisinipril and told me to monitor my blood pressure at home. Its been 2 weeks and my blood pressure is consistently running 200/95. How high is this? My cholesterol was also very high, Hdl 15 ldl 300 trigs 600 total cholesterol 435 he prescribed lipitor. I was so shocked I didnt think to ask If i would be able to get pregnant or not.
If your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels are too high - they both should be treated. I think most doctors pay most attention to the total cholesterol and LDL levels. You don't give your family history, your habits, occupation, physical activity, etc and these factors may well be significant.
Your blood pressure is still too high and merits further treatment. I agree with your taking the pressures at home. If you want to get pregnant the medication used to treat your blood pressure should be acceptable in the pregnant state. Irrespective of the medication used, by all means markedly limit your salt intake and start a regular physical activity program (e.g. walking is good when one is pregnant).
Please keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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