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At what point should i call 999 for someone with low blood pressure?

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Dr. Peter Destefano
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends: That of course depends on the patient. Usually, anything lower than 90/60 is a cause for concern, although many young women are perfectly healthy with blood pressures lower than that. If the low pressure is associated with dizziness, clod sweats or a change in mental status, call 911

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Are you an expert knowing what the common symptom is to call 999 for a casualty with low blood pressure

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure is generally considered to be a systolic reading of under 100, but many young healthy people run close to that and are fine. An emergency situation is a drop to that level in a person whose usual BP is usually higher than that and has accompanying symptoms of faintness, weakness, clamminess, blurred vision or confusion.
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How can someone cure low blood pressure?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure.
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What does someone take if they have low blood pressure?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Nothing: Blood pressure of <90/60 is considered low. Yet many, thin young women are walking around with this. If there is no sign or symptoms of diminished delivery, there is no need for any treatment. If there is symptoms or shock, then Alpha agents can be used. One could use mineralocorticoids, steroids, pressor agents.
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How can someone raise low blood pressure?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Multiple manuevers: Acutely- lying down and putting feet up.Chronically- support stockings, water and salt intake , medications such as midodrine and flouronef . Midodrine causes increase tone in blood vessels to prevent pooling of blood in feet. Flournef is a salt retaining steroid which keeps blood pressure up by volume expansion.
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What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Anemia, possibly: When not referring to low blood pressure, "low blood" can refer to anemia, deficiency in the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin gives blood its color and carries oxygen.Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue. Causes of anemia include blood loss (periods, GI bleeding), bone marrow problems, inherited abnormalities, sequestration in the spleen, red blood cells bursting (hemolysis).

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