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Does low blood pressure affect pregnancy in any way?

Q: I am 26 years old and married for 2.5 years. I am currently living in the U.S. I will be back to India early next year. Recently, I had a general checkup here and they said my BP is slightly on the lower side around 90/60. We are trying for a baby now. Would this low blood pressure affect my pregnancy in any way? How do I bring it back to normal? Do I have to undergo any medication?

A:Blood pressure of 90/60 mmHg is not a disease. If you have no problem this is a very good pressure to keep heart attacks, strokes and all the vascular problems away. Lower pressures in healthy people are a welcome thing as per the guidelines and epidemiological studies. Pregnancy should have no problem. You may like to get a general examination done by your GP. If everything is normal this BP is a very good thing you have for the long term freedom from vascular diseases.


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