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how does dehydration cause low blood pressure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It can: The body may respond initially to fluid loss with increasing the heart rate & various stress hormones & chemicals that can push up the blood pressure for a while. Prolonged fluid losses will eventually result in low blood pressure, often to worrisome levels. The first treatment for such cases is a rapid intravenous infusion of fluid.

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How can I manage my borderline low blood pressure? Mine is 104/63. Its usually 120/80 . It drops when I eat or when I get dehydrated.

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Dr. Jerry Brown
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Medical Doctor Requ.: Please consult with your internist or GP.

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