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Hysterectomy with High Blood Pressure

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Woman getting blood pressure checked before hysterectomyAnyone else out there having a hysterectomy and have hypertension?


Most women with high blood pressure have no problems during surgery. The key is that your doctor is aware of your condition and knows which medications you are taking.

Some women report having to reschedule their surgery because of high blood pressure. Make sure your blood pressure is under control prior to your scheduled surgery.

It's a very good idea to talk to your doctor and the anesthesiologist. They will direct which medications to take before surgery. Blood pressure medication like Atenolol can usually be taken the day of the surgery. Maxzide, because it's a diuretic, is usually not recommended.

Within hours of your surgery you will be encouraged to get out of bed and move around. Even if you have to be dragged, get moving. Even though you won't feel like moving, the best way to keep blood clots from forming is to move every few hours by getting out of bed, taking a brief walk, and heading back to bed.

By the way, changes in lifestyle or behavior can help control high blood pressure and, in some cases, may allow you to reduce the amount of medication you need.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get regular exercise
  • Avoid using too much sodium
  • Get enough potassium, calcium, and magnesium in your diet
  • Add fiber to your diet
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Stop smoking
  • Use anti-inflammatory medications wisely
  • Learn to check your blood pressure at home
  • Reduce stress
  • Eat right

If you have time to make changes in your health pre-surgery, do it! If not, post-op is a great time to plan for your healthier future.

Talk to your surgeon so you will know how to prepare for your surgery to go as smooth as possible.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-12-2000 - 01:43 PM


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