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I get faint and blood pressure rise after eating

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Bp meds: 43. F ask after eating medicine how long does it take for BP to get normal. ANS: by eating I assume you mean taking with a drink of water. ANS: depen... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Can happen: Food, especially large meals, tends to lower blood pressure. If you already have some autonomic problem, you should be careful about large meals.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
POTS: Pots is not well understood, and it certainly can make you feel horrible. Most people eventually overcome pots so be optimistic. There are several m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
A blessing --: Yes -- you are more likely to feel dizzy or faint with a low baseline blood pressure -- having said that, low blood pressure is generally more of a bl... Read More
Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Indirectly: I can't say for sure but either the pain of an injection or your watching it may cause what is called a vasovagal reaction. This reaction causes a dr... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Orthostatic: This is very typical of orthostatic hypotension, your blood pressure false for few seconds when you stand up due to blood pooling in lower extremities... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Yes and yes: Worst case scenario, you could have a stroke & die. What are you waiting for? Why isn't your doctor treating this? Or have you not told him/her about ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It's too low when you start to have symptoms like feeling faint. See your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
May be normal: Eating is known to decrease BP for an hour or two. Blood is routed to the intestine and liver and that reduces overall bp. Dehydration and some medici... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Your : Your ringing in the ears may be a symptom known as "tinnitus". There is a huge list of conditions associated with tinnitus such as: - age related hea... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Blood Pressure: Because your heart puts out what your organs need at any given time, it sends more blood to your GI system when you eat and drink. Your arteries accom... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No difference: Most of today's blood pressure medications are taken once daily and work equally well whether they're taken 15to30 minutes before or after meals. Yo... Read More

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