- High blood pressure and special cases
- High blood pressure and sport
- High blood pressure and obesity
- High blood pressure and pregnancy
8.4 - High
blood pressure and elderly
8.5 - High
blood pressure and children
8.6 - High blood pressure and contraception
- Influence of hormones on high blood pressure (case of the post-menopausal
8.8 - Influence
of life style modification on blood pressure
blood pressure and contraception
The contraceptive pill involves
an increase of the blood pressure, mainly because of the progesterone
more than of the oestrogen. However, the current contraceptive pills
are lighter in oestrogen thus the effects on the blood pressure are
less significant than before.
The measurement of the blood pressure is always done before the administration
of the pill, and a high blood pressure is incompatible with the prescription
of a contraceptive pill.
In the event of a high blood
pressure, this generally disappears when the contraceptive pill is
stopped. This stop is essential when the blood pressure value is too
high and when the pill seems to be responsible for an arterial hypertension.
However, this situation is not frequently met. Life style modifications
can also induce a blood pressure decrease.
The family history of high
blood pressure, the existence of a high blood pressure during the pregnancy,
obesity, the age (> 35 years) are elements which can induce a high
blood pressure if a contraceptive pill is prescribed.
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011