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Fluctuating blood pressure in elderly

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
If symptoms--go ER: If sudden elevation in BP causes mental status changes, chest pain, sudden shortness of breath, you might be dealing with a hypertensive crisis and go... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
All? No: We're all individuals so there's no blanket need for drugs for everyone, although it might seem as if every elderly person is taking aspirin & sta... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Depends . . .: Most blood pressure (BP) medications haven't been tested per se in the elderly, much less the old old, say greater than 80-85yo. With that said, high ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dan... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or suppleme... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Telehealth: I understand your distress due to COVID-19 I admire you for being a Caring Son for your elderly dad”! Feel good as even with these stresses, “blood pr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
It needs to adjust: If it didn't you would faint every time you stood up. It needs to adjust to gravity and temperature as well as other conditions.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: Blood pressure normally varies within normal parameters depending on the conditons extant within the body during changing environmental stimuli during... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Banitt
Cardiology 32 years experience
BP Varies: It is normal for the blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day. Being active, feeling stressed or having strong emotional thoughts, caffeine, sal... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 24 years experience
A lot, say 30 points: Pressure varies a lot throughout the day. When a person exercises, the pressure can normally go up from 110/70 to 180/90. Many people have higher pre... Read More

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