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Alcoholism And Hypotension
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
Not if well controld: Sorry for the misspelling up top Laura but I only had 20 letters to use so I had to make an EXECUTIVE decision to violate one of my rule on always making sure my paper had NO spelling mistakes before turning it in to my teacher! LOL. If a person with TRUE MSA were well controlled (how's that?) with fluids, compression stockings, appropriate meds, etc. then, folks can stand without being dizzy. ...Read more
I'm trying to understand the relationship of hypoglycemia and hypotension. How does hypoglycemia cause hypotension?
Yes, is difficult to: understand relationships between issues which are not related, at least not in ANY simple way. Blood glucose & blood pressure are two very different physiological behaviors. While both are controlled from the mind/brain, there have never been any evidence of any simple linkage. Linkage would be both highly inappropriate & life threatening because of many different life issues involved in each. ...Read more
With postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine mean more blood gets to heart and brain instead of pooling?
Yes: Midodrine helps to vasoconstrict and by so doing slightly increase the BP in the vessels that deliver blood to the brain. This improved blood supply to the level of the brainstem reduces the hyper stimulation of the adrenergic nervous system (less adrenal) which triggers much of the tachycardia seen in pots. ...Read more
How often does High blood pressure (hypertension) occur in people with Alcohol withdrawal syndrome?
Very common in AWS: Alcohol withdrawal (AWS) is hyperadrenergic state. In it, a lot of adrenaline & other chemicals run around that wouldn't otherwise be released. High Blood Pressure (requiring clonidine & other medication) is VERY common & part of the "AWS treatment package" in many medical centers. Clonidine also stabilizes the heart rate, which can be increased. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime if you experience AWS. ...Read more
Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system
What can cause a fast heart rate, high blood pressure especially diastolic, nervousness and headaches? On bp, depression and anxiety meds.
Can postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome combined with lots of anxiety cause muscle pain/weakness and insomnia?
Yes: Many of the symptoms u are describing may be coexisting. Check with md! ...Read more
Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost
Get evaluated: All cases of vertigo, especially thise of new onset and those in patients with stroke risk factors such as hypertension, should be evaluated at least once to be sure there is no vascular cause. Vascular causes of vertigo are usually associated with other symptoms such as slurred speech or clumsiness. ...Read more
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
What's your opinion on the use of Modafinil to treat debilitating exhaustion and fatigue stemming from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome?
Unclear benefit.: There is a drug called ivrabadine that may help. Discuss with a local cardiologist. ...Read more
What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?
Stroke heart attack: Stroke is a lack of blood flow to an area in the brain, in can be due to a rupture of blood vessel, a clot or a weak blood flow like in low blood pressure, one of the symptoms of stroke can be a seizure, a heart attack can cause chest pressure low blood pressure and edema and subsequently predispose to an stroke due to lack of enough blood flow to the brain. Seizure can happen in non epileptics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o
Migraine and the: other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Could be same: Alcoholism is a slightly more imprecise term that could imply either alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol abuse is when someone continues to drink despite negative consequences. Alcohol dependence is when, in addition to alcohol abuse, the person also has physical dependence (needing to drink to avoid withdrawal) or tolerance (needing increasing amounts) or compulsive use. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol can damage every organ in the body, causing heart failure, heart arrhythmias, brain damage with dementia, memory problems, cancer of head and neck, stomach, esophagus and colon (and elsewhere), damage the stomach lining and cause bleeding, make you more susceptible to infections, deplete vitamins and cause deficiency diseases, and hundreds of other things. If this is you, get help now. ...Read more
Food for recovery from alcohol abuse and alcohol withdrawal and malnutrition? And other tips on how to recover? I'm aching a lot and dizzy
Congratulations: on your recovery process. Alcohol/drug withdrawing needs to be supervised by your doctor for your safety. At some point he/she will encourage you to continue on your own and return if needed. Malnutrition is a risk factor. Lab testing for nutrient levels is best. Otherwise, include protein, good fats, and carbs in each meal. Don't listen to the low fat and no eggs hype. It is not good science ...Read more
GettingNoSatisfact'n: "anhedonia" refers to inability to experience pleasure from things/activities that others enjoy. Some describe it as "emotional numbness" to pleasures. It is, indeed, a symptom of depression, as overeating and drinking alcohol can be. But when someone depressed reports overeating/drinking, s/he also tends to report taking little pleasure in those activities... In eating/drinking mindlessly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer