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Can Blood Pressure Lower During Periods
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
No: It would be unusual. You should see your doctor and have a complete physiclal. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Labetalol is a common choice for hypertension in pregnancy. Like most medications used in pregnancy, there are not a lot of studies about it, proving that it is totally safe. However, i can tell you from experience that it is a common choice and mothers and infants usually do well with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiology: A normal response to standing is a brief initial drop in systolic BP of <10 points followed by a rise as reflexes kick in. Diastolic BP also rises. Hr also rises. If your BP drops >10 points, you may be dehydrated or have effects from medication. Healthy people can have momentary dizziness by standing too quickly, especially from a squatting position. ...Read more
Yes: & so can other conditions: smoking, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol (can narrow arteries to penis), medications (bp meds, antidepressants to name a couple). If not already seeing doc about bp, make appt to get it under control. There are BP meds that do not affect erections. Can also prescribe meds to enhance erections, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help the body make more sugar. Both of these hormones tend to increase blood pressure. When the brain is deprived of its fuel source counter regulation works in a way to keep up the blood supply and glucose feeding the brain. ...Read more
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