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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No lack of sleep is not related to low blood pressure.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Low BP and insomnia: Keep discussing your symptoms with your dr. As adequate sleep is paramount to functioning well throughout the day. Getting your sleep disorder treate ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Should be normal: There are night monitors to check your blood pressure while you are asleep. There are "dippers" and "non-dippers", meaning that the pressure may be hi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Low BP: It's a problem when you become symptomatic - fainting, dizziness, blurred vision etc... Most young people can tolerate low bp.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Standing (at first): When you stand, less blood returns from the legs --> lowers cardiac output --> lowers blood pressure. This should be a minor and transient effe ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This could be a sign: of many different things. It is nearly impossible to determine your concerns over the internet. Seek a health care professional for evaluation of your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: We put women who have pregnancy induced hypertension on bed rest to lower their blood pressure. We have receptors in our neck called baroreceptors th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Many causes: Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a famil ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Based on symptoms: While too high a BP is well known, too low is not well defined usually we base too low on dizzyness and even syncope ( passing out ).
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Carotid artery receptors, kidney, heart, brain stem are all stimulated in some manner by low blood pressure to correct this, .
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
It always does : It fluctuates in everyone; it has to to adjust to changes, such as gravity. If it didn't, you wouldn't be able to stand after lying down.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
High BP: Yes.
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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It is true that blood pressure is lower during sleep. Getting adequate sleep is part of what is needed to maintain a good blood pressure. Other things ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: Usually low sugar doesn't affect the BP much.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Cause or effect?: Headaches often cause a rise in the blood pressure. Except for extreme cases, one cannot feel their blood pressure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lowe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
A Few Things: Low blood sugar and low blood pressure can be seen together in patients with sepsis, an addisonian crisis, some other things. The 2 don't necessarily ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Anger and stress can increase BP temporarily, and chronic anxiety can do this long-term. Be worth seeing a licensed psychologist for advice on anger a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience in Cardiology
Various: The biggest risk with low blood pressure is that you'll get dizzy, lightheaded, or pass out. The biggest risk with high blood pressure is that if ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends!: In the past, we aimed for the lowest blood pressure you could tolerate w/o any side effects. In other words, as low as possible w/o passing out or fee ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
post exercise: Post exercise, the cardiac output drops fairly rapidly and the peripheral resistance less rapidly increases, this can cause lower BP and higher heart ... Read More
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