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what does hypotension mean?

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Cardiology 18 years experience
Low blood pressure: Normal blood pressure ranges between 90-135 systolic or the top number over 60-80 diastolic or lower number. Hypotension is a low blood pressure or numbers less than 90/60.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there risk associated with hypotension?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Two things: There is a rare cause of headaches related to low pressure in the spinal fluid. It can occur spontaneously or follow a spinal tap. The headache is better lying down and the BP idsnormal. The hypotension is just in the spianl fluid. It is possible that if the BP is low on standing, (orthostatic hypotension) the body produces more adrenaline which could cause a headache. (also worse on standing.).
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 36 years experience
Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
They could be seen at the same time in endocrine deficiencies like Addison's disease. When truly present in the same patient get help
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can I tell when my hypotension is gone?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
BP is normal: When you don't feel dizzy or woozie with standing/ or rising from a sitting or lying position and your blood pressure is normal at rest. You can check it at many pharmacies, the fire department, if you have an automatic blood pressure cuff at home, or at your physician's office.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have pre hypotension?

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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Nothing: "pre" anything is essentially nonsense - in this case, a way of getting people scared to do the right thing in terms of salt, diet and weight. Sorta like saying "your borderline" - its not an actual condition rather, a warning - code orange - not code red - but, bad enough to listen!

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