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can flu cause low blood pressure

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many things: If you have no symptoms then there is no worry. If you have symptoms you could be going into shock, adrenal insufficiency, dehydration, etc. See your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folk ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Al ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Ulcers, like stomach ulcers, can lead to bleeding and anemia which can be asssociated with low blood pressure.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: It causes low blood pressure as per Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: No.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
NO: Low blood pressure causes no symptoms until it reaches a critical level - then it causes dizziness. If it continues to drop, it causes nausea and then ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
NOT cause and effect: Both due to same underlying cause.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
High likelyhood: Many patients present to the er with nosebleeds only to find out they have had undiagnosed high blood pressure.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible : If you a lot of pain that could to slight elevation of the systolic blood pressure.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Untreated hypothyroidism can cause low BP and even coma.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The only exception is in the case of severe hemorrhage from a sudden traumatic event.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressu ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience in Cardiology
High blood pressure : Yep. Albuterol (as used for asthma and other lung diseases) could cause transient elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. "Sickness" is pretty v ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not unless you are having trouble getting the baby to feed.(smile)
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension): But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: antidepressants do not cause high blood pressure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It can: The body may respond initially to fluid loss with increasing the heart rate & various stress hormones & chemicals that can push up the blood pressure ... Read More

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