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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can "low blood pressure" cause white spots on the brain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Unlikely: To cause permanent damage.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Does low blood pressure affect the brain?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Certainly can: It really depends on the person, and how low "low' is! some people can have a very low blood pressure, even with the first number (systolic) being less than 100, and be absolutely fine. Most people will complain of being dizzy with a lower than their normal bp, especially if it drops when they stand (orthostatsis) as less blood gets to the brain.Hypotension can cause confusion too.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Low blood pressure what is too low to perfuse brain?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Depends on blood flo: Pressure is the moving force getting blood to a body part including the brain. What counts is not the pressure but the quality and quantity of the blood getting to the brain. Obviously some pressures are incompatible with adequate blood supply but the answer depends on other factors such as arterial blockage, chronic hypertension, coronary artery disease, aortic valve problems.
Last updated Mar 22, 2014


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