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what are the similarities between hypertension and hypotension

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Opposite: Hypertension is too high of a blood pressure and hypotension means the blood pressure is too low. So they are opposite. However, both can affect your ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Not similar: Hypertension is high blood pressure (usually >135/85) hypotension is low blood pressure (usually <90 for the upper number = systolic).

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Labile bp: Wide fluctuations of bp may be related to fluctuations in heart rate. They an occur with anxiety, exposure to cold, presence of tumors which secrete e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Hypertension: Hypertension is elevated blood pressure from a variety of causes, but particularly aging, obesity, poor diet, etc all make it worse or start younger. ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Far and away...Not even in the same ballpark.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypotension is low blood pressure.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Hypotension: Often occurs suddenly and may cause fainting.It is associated with hypoglycemia and paradoxically caused by sugar in the diet. Hypertension is high BP ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
HYPER AND HYPO: Hyper means elevated, and hypo low - therefore hypertension upon standing means the blood pressure goes up and hypotension means the pressure goes dow ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
LIGHT HEADED : FEELING often described as dizziness when standing up from a lying position ...is a symptom of postural HYPOtension.. HYPERTENSION is almost always ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
None: Difficulty in breathing by itself will neither cause Hypertension or Hypotension There are different causes of difficulty in breathing and a person's ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
There is not one: I am not aware of anything you can make it home that would be useful for emergency treatment of blood pressure problems.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes: the most common cause would be inappropriate dosing of long acting anti-hypertensive medication or thyroid/endocrine disorders. You must keep a journa ... Read More

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