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can low blood pressure cause death

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Just stopping Propanolol doesn't increase the risk of death. Unsure why you were on this medication but if you have been assured by a physician then i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Propranolol: Long term beta blockade is common and not usually problematic.
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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 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 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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: No.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience in Cardiology
Either: A good blood pressure is a normal blood pressure. Both high and low have associated risks.
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Very high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, stroke and mini stroke.
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: antidepressants do not cause high 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 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Smoking: Smoking an cause BP to rise. Chronic smoking may be a contributor to chronic hi bp.
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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 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 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

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