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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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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Low blood pressure symptoms and treatment useful?

Depends: For some people, such as an athlete, "low" blood pressure is normal . A blood pressure is considered too low if it can't support normal body functions. Low blood pressure may result in dizzyness, lethargy, confusion, nausea, cold sweats, passing out. Treatment is necessary if symptoms are present. Might be as simple as changing your diet, drinking more water or taking medications. See an md! ...Read more

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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

Check BP and meds: Check your blood pressure first to confirm it's low. If it is, check medications and if you are on blood pressure meds, ask your md to adjust the dosage, to improve blood supply to the brain. If not on blood pressure meds, consider caffeine to help yourself over these spells (5 hour energy drink may help). If still symptomatic, get checkup for cardiac arrhythmia and/or neck vessel blockages. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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