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Blood Pressure Issue
An_252495 posted:
I had a partial hysterectomy on 8/2012. Proceeding the surgery deveIoped high blood pressure issues I went back to my ob/gyn and he could not understand it became elevated. This has never been a problem for me. Now I with a internalist who recommends a salt-free diet which I have no problem but I have no real answers to this new condition.
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_252495,
Unfortunately, our chances of developing high blood pressure do rise as we get older; and I'm not sure how much of this blood pressure problem is related to the hysterectomy, as it sounds like your ovaries were left in. Limiting extra salt may be helpful; and a good exercise regime will usually help as well. If your blood pressure remains elevated, then you do want to consider blood pressure medications; as unchecked high blood pressure increases the chance of developing heart disease and strokes,
Good luck,
Mary Jane