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Can A Low Inr Level Effect Blood Pressure
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
SHOULDN'T: A high INR (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP), generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain. .. ...Read more
How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase
Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter, echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented. As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms. If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more
I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?
Needed?: If your lowere blood pressure is not causing you any symptoms, there is no reason for concern or need to raise it. A lower blood pressure is generally better for you. If you are having symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, or syncope, you may benefit from increasing your intake of water and salt. ...Read more
I always had low iron levels and normal blood pressure since yesterday my BP is 153/123 today 153/116 is there a reason for this sudden change?
Should blood pressure always be taking at heart level? Mine reads high if taken below it and reads low if above the heart. Doc says mine is high.
Yes: Yes, blood pressure should always be taken at heart level. Devices that measure blood pressure from the wrist are usually calibrated to compensate for the difference. However, the difference between the readings is usually not that much. Even if you have borderline hypertension, it's a good idea to exercise reguarly to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more
When testing my blood pressure, how do I get my arm "at heart level" for standing, sitting, and laying down? My numbers can be falsely low or high.
It's easy: When standing hold your arm out in front of your body, not quite at 90 degrees, so that the blood pressure cuff the same distance from the floor as your heart. While sitting, resting your arm on the arm of a chair usually gets your arm in the right position. While laying down, lay on your back with your arm resting at your side. ...Read more
80 yr old fit male always had low blood pressure Have essential tremor from MRI and lower than normal Dopamine levels I did not want to take the medication which most likely turn me into zombie, could propranolol 2x10mg aday be ok with my low BP?
Need more info: It sounds like you are in the process of being evaluated for a potentially complex problem. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Consider an inbox consult for a second opinion. ...Read more
I have lupus. Recent sodium level was 134 (normal is 135-145). Have been suffering from low blood pressures. Should I be concerned or not?
We need more info: The 134 is not dangerous. The level depends on medication, renal function, and other problems and processes within your body. This is a specific problem and your physician can best answer it. ...Read more
Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?
Fine: Totally normal. Cheers!Get a more detailed answer ›
BP medications...: 55 y/o female asks, What can cause my BP to be too low? Example 100/66, 93/65. Technically, those numbers are not too low with <120/90 being normal. That said, BP medications themselves are the commonest causes of low BP for age. But a host of Endocrine & metabolic disorders;low thyroid, low Adrenal function, diuretics, low salt diet and more can also do it. To prevent Syncope/Falls best see MD. ...Read more
It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read more
What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.
Anemia, possibly: When not referring to low blood pressure, "low blood" can refer to anemia, deficiency in the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin gives blood its color and carries oxygen.Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue. Causes of anemia include blood loss (periods, GI bleeding), bone marrow problems, inherited abnormalities, sequestration in the spleen, red blood cells bursting (hemolysis). ...Read more
I had my blood pressure taken today it was 110 over 39 sounded too low so I took it again and it was 104 over 43. Seems too low is that ok?
Ok: Stop watching ur vital signs, do ur work and get busy with ur life. ...Read more
BP: It depends. A systolic pressure of 104 is lowish, but it does depend on what your baseline pressure is and whether you are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, faintness or chest pain, to mention a few. If you feel entirely fine then it may be OK, and it is more important to know what the BP is over several readings rather than to make too many inferences from a single result. ...Read more
Merits evaluation.: This merits a careful evaluation, starting with taking your blood pressure sitting and standing. A thorough evaluation includes taking your history, a physical exam, certain blood and urine tests and, in some instances, some special tests. The cause is first determined, then therapy can commence. ...Read more
Consult Pediatrician: Blood pressure evaluation in children is complicated as there are many factors involved including age and body mass index. A pediatrician is the best resource. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading for a child requires an experienced individual. Symptoms of low bp: dizziness, fainting, blurry vision & light-headedness. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: If you are not getting lightheaded and dizzy then your blood pressure may not be low at all. Some people have lower blood pressure normally than other people. Generally longevity increases with lower blood pressure to a point. If you have no symptoms then it is probably normal. ...Read more
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