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can low blood pressure cause a stroke

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: A stroke happens when brain tissue dies as a result of being starved of oxygen. If blood pressure is low enough that it cannot "push" enough oxygen i ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neither: It is related to severe dehydration!!
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: Low blood pressure could be associated with fatigue, it isn't always.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
That depends: In general, low blood pressure is not a bad thing. People with low blood pressure live longer. However, in some cases the blood pressure is low becaus ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Period of inadequate blood flow, if too long, leads to ischemia / poor organ function or organ failure. Heads toward msof (multi-system organ failure, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Maybe but...: Maybe its not the low BP but the condition contributing to the low bp. Hypo thyroidism for instance, or anemia.A full work up is required to rule othe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood l ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily c ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Benmoshe
15 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Low blood pressure may signal dehydration which is a known trigger for migraines and tension headaches.

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