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How to control hypotension?

How to control hypotension?

Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medications, blood loss, infection and nervous system disease can all cause hypotension. See your doctor.

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


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Are chili good for hypotension?

Are chili good for hypotension?

Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure.

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What is the cause of hypotension?

What is the cause of hypotension?

Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins).

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What is the abbreviation for hypotension?

Not: None that I know of. You can make up your own! Hpotn?

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Could you tell me the hypotension issues?

Hypotension: There are so many issues about hypotension. It is difficult answer open ended question tyhrough online. Be precise, what is your exact question? Or what is your exact problem?

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What are some of the causes of hypotension?

Many: Volume depletion/dehydration, medications, sepsis, infection, blood loss, cardiac shock and many others.

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What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

Acute Injury: Hypotension or low blood pressure can cause underperfusion of the kidney leading to acute kidney injury or acute tubular necrosis. Speak with your physician about these possibilities.

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What are the causes of isolated diastolic hypotension?

Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed.

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What are treatments for hypotension?

Depends on cause: In surgical practice the 2 most common causes of hypotension are fluid/volume depletion (e.g. Dehydration) and acute blood loss. These can be treated by the administration of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions respectively.

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What is the urgent treatment of hypotension?

ER: Some common things that might be done are: lay down, legs up, and IV fluids. Identify cause and treat that. Urgent treatment for hypotension would be to go to the emergency room. Really need more information to know best treatment.

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Is alcoholism all bad?

Is alcoholism all bad?

Nothing Good: Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia. These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but I cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives.

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Is alcoholism a disease?

Is alcoholism a disease?

Alcoholism a disease: Alcoholism a disease due to: Short Term Health Risks •Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, •Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assaultAlcohol Poisoning •Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STD Long Term Health Risks •High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease •Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon •Memory problems, DementiaDepression, Anxiety

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What is done for alcoholism?

What is done for alcoholism?

Treatment: Behavior methods have been successful in helping many become sober and reducing risk of relapse. First step is to approach your doctor and assess the impact on your brain and body. Then obtain treatment referrals.

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Can alcoholism be inherited?

Can alcoholism be inherited?

Yes: Having one parent with alcoholism increases one's chances of having this problem. Your chances increase if both parents are alcoholic. Being aware of this and avoiding drinking too much will help. It may be best to figure out a way to have a happy life without having to drink at all. There are lots of very happy people who do not drink. (like me). Good luck to you.

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How is alcoholism dangerous?

How is alcoholism dangerous?

Alcoholism Health Ri: Short Term Health Risks •Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, •Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assaultAlcohol Poisoning •Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STDMiscarriage and stillbirth Long Term Health Risks •High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease •Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon •Memory problems, DementiaDepression, Anxiety

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What are symptoms of alcoholism?

What are symptoms of alcoholism?

Withdrawal and drinking despite negative consequences: When someone drinks depite negative consequences. If alchohol "calls " them and/or they have withdrawal when they stop.

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What sort of problem is alcoholism?

What sort of problem is alcoholism?

A serious one.: Alcoholism is a disease that affects mind, body & spirit. One loses control of alcohol use, is preoccupied w alcohol & continues to drink alcohol in spite of problems related to it's use. One may drink more than intended & over time may need to drink larger amounts of alcohol to obtain the same effect. Attempts to cut down on use or to stop use may have been unsuccessful. Alcoholism creates >

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