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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more


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What causes low bp?

What causes  low bp?

Cause of loe BP: Conditions that reduce blood volume, reduce cardiac output and BP meds are the main causes of low bp 1 dehydration, addison diseaes 2 moderate oe severe bleeding 3severe inflammation of organs and sepsis 4weak heart muscle, mi 5pericarditis 6pulmonary embolism 7bradycardia-slow heart rate 8heart block, sick sinus syndrome 9tachcardia 10drug toxicity 11 and finally meds used to treat high bp-quite comm. ...Read more

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What to do for low bp?

What to do for low bp?

Probably Nothing: If you're not dizzy, lightheaded and/or fainting, the odds are good that "low" blood pressure is just normal to you. Remember that in caveman time (before modern diets), we were all running around with bps in the mid 90s even into old age. If you are having those symptoms, see a cardiologist, who may be able to help. If you're already on BP meds, you may need a dose change. ...Read more

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Why does low BP occurs?

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Why does low BP occurs?

Low BP is good but..: Low blood pressure is good unless you're faint, lightheaded or dizzy etc. Abnormally low BP (hypotension) can be due to dehydration, blood loss, severe infection, heart attack or even taking excess blood pressure medication. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low BP like?

What are the symptoms of low BP like?

A few common: Symptoms are...Light headed , nausea, sweaty, blured vision, and on occasion passing out. ...Read more

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I want to know how to make low BP normal?

I want to know how to make low BP normal?

Are you lightheaded?: If you have no symptoms such as lightheadedness or fainting, then low blood pressure is not a problem. If you do have symptoms, a doctor can help you find out if this is a problem of the kidneys or adrenal glands or something else. In general, though, drinking more fluids will keep the blood pressure a bit higher. ...Read more

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Is 98/58 to low bp for a 93 pound 68 yr old female?

Is 98/58 to low bp for a 93 pound 68 yr old female?

Do you have symptoms: The numbers are not as important as how you feel. If you have symptoms of lightheadedness, dizziness, headache, confusion, or chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, or anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, then it would be worthwhile to get evaluated. If you feel fine, energetic, and sprightly, then your blood pressure is acceptable. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low BP in a 25 year old woman?

Cause of loe BP: Conditions that reduce blood volume, reduce cardiac output and BP meds are the main causes of low bp 1 dehydration, addison diseaes 2 moderate oe severe bleeding 3severe inflammation of organs and sepsis 4weak heart muscle, mi 5pericarditis 6pulmonary embolism 7bradycardia-slow heart rate 8heart block, sick sinus syndrome 9tachcardia 10drug toxicity 11 and finally meds used to treat high bp-quite comm. ...Read more

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How long are you 'out of it' if you pass out from low bp?

Low blood pressure: May cause you to feel light headed and pass out. This is your body's way to save itself. If you lay flat, more blood can reach your brain and then you may come back awake. How long you are out depends on how long it takes for the blood pressure to come back up in the brain circulation. ...Read more

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How we will come to know that person has low BP symptoms and Management ?

How we will come to know that person has low BP symptoms and Management ?

Need more info: Most of the time "low blood pressure" is not a disorder and has no symptoms. Blood pressures taken lying, sitting and standing may be helpful. People associate "low blood pressure" with dizziness and fatigue. NOT TRUE. ...Read more

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I am 53. Recently my BP recorded 130/100 is it alarming? I don't have any history of high or low BP.

I am 53. Recently my BP recorded 130/100 is it alarming? I don't have any history of high or low BP.

A single point: I can definitely empathize with you that sometimes a single blood pressure reading can sometimes be alarming. This value, while elevated, is not alarming unless there you are having other symptoms. That said, however, it would definitely be in your best interest to follow up with your family doctor and get a full physical examination. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hypertens. Person on meds since 2 years.Since 2 weeks with BP during day of 105-115 syst and 65-75 dyast.Is that too low? Why low BP after 2 years?Txs

Hypertens. Person on meds since 2 years.Since 2 weeks with BP during day of 105-115 syst and 65-75 dyast.Is that too low? Why low BP after 2 years?Txs

Lower BP on meds why: When BP GOES LOWER but meds stay the same what is going on? 1. You are eating better and have lowered your salt intake and increased K intake. 2. Other meds added may be changing the way your BP meds are being metabolized so they are more effective. 3. New BP meds may be lowering BP. You are into the hot season and losing more salt in sweat. Consult me if none of these. ...Read more

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Is 108/64 a low BP ? im 22 .

Is 108/64 a low BP ? im 22 .

Normal: Young / healthy females often have systolic BPs in 90s-110s. Diastolic fine in 60s. ...Read more

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Whats the reason for low bp?

Low BP: Low BP without symptoms is not a problem in general. Acquired low bp is usually a blood volume problem but can be related to low peripheral vascular resistance from various drugs, some endocrine dysorders, fever and other conditions can cause low BP. Most often if no symptoms, its a normal variation. ...Read more