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Please provide some do's and don'ts on dealing with low blood pressure.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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Ignore: Do check with your doctor about the importance, don't let yourself get dehydrated.

Answered 7/18/2017

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

If: If you feel faint with low blood pressure, its time to go to the doctor.

Answered 5/8/2018

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Dr. Orlando Deffer answered

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Ignore: Avoid dehydration . Don't worry so much about the BP but mainly the way you feel.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Keshab Paudel answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Be careful while you change position if you have a low bp.

Answered 5/4/2014

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Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Lie down, elevate legs, increase fluids like gatoraid or pedylite, hold any bloop pressure meds call md.

Answered 5/4/2014

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Dr. Irving Harper answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Stand up slowly from sitting position to avoid reduced blood flow to your brain and lightheadedness.

Answered 7/19/2014

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Dr. David Brouwer answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Hypotension=low blood pressure. If sudden, drink water, lie down and elevate legs.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Howard Shapiro answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Ignore: If you become dizzy when you stand from a sittin position, it may mean that you are salt-depleted.

Answered 5/19/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Stop: Stop medications you may be taking to lower blood pressure and call your doctor.

Answered 6/2/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Take: Take it slow from laying down to sitting and from sitting to standing.

Answered 6/2/2014

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Dr. Neil Kudler answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: If your systolic blood pressure is lower than 90mm Hg and you feel dizzy and weak, see your doctor.

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Unless dizzy or lightheaded it is normal for you and not to worry!!

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Do Stay Well hydrated..specially in hot weather. Do Know your medication. Do find out why low BP.

Answered 5/4/2016

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Dr. Dean Basulto answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Drink gatorade and some salty chips, but only if you're issue is low normal BP. Too low, get checked.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Linda Everett answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Liberalize sodium intake to keep your blood volumes where they should be. Soup or broth will help.

Answered 6/26/2014

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Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Avoid dehydration. Get up slowly from sitting or lying positions Avoid hot environments and shower.

Answered 7/4/2014

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Dr. Adam Smith answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: If low blood pressure persists despite adequate hydration, your doctor can check several blood tests.

Answered 7/28/2014

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Drink/ eat salty food. Stay well hydrated. Avoid taking any BP medicine. Consult MD if persistent.

Answered 12/7/2014

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Dr. Frank Kuitems answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Donnot take diuretics or stay outside in hot weather .Do drink 4 liters fluid mainly water daily.

Answered 12/14/2014

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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: If low blood pressure is new and accompanied by other symptoms go to ER.

Answered 2/11/2015

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Ignore: Drink plenty of liquids, avoid dehydration. When getting up in the morning sit at side of bed first.

Answered 7/8/2015

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Dr. Robin Merlino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Eat lots of salty food and drink lots of fluid, wear support hose, stand up slowly.

Answered 1/3/2016

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Dr. Lee Marcus answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Ignore: Keep yourself well hydrated and liberalize salt in your diet. Avoid rapid rising- dangle legs first.

Answered 10/4/2015

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Note symptoms, have your physician adjust your meds, stay well hydrated.

Answered 6/9/2018

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: If BP is low, STOP all medicines given for high BP. Drink fluids Baseline BP for some < 120/80-.

Answered 7/21/2018

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