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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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I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

Not necessarily: Hypertension is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. If you have a normal blood pressure but weigh 300 pounds, smoke two packs per day, have diabetes, have a high cholesterol, and are a couch potato, the normal blood pressure will probably not be very protective. ...Read more

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I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. my pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?

I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. my pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?

The question is ?: To get the most out of this public site, you list background information and ask a related question. You have listed a few health problems but no clear question. You are welcome to start over, but keep these items in mind. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause very low blood pressure?

Xanax (alprazolam): In susceptible individuals whose BP is low to begin with, xanax (alprazolam) can lower it further, at high doses. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis? Or unrelated?

Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis?  Or unrelated?

LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily connected. Venous stasis is due to floppy veins, usually in the lower extremities. The back flow of blood is what causes the increased blood pressure in the veins. The increased pressure allows fluid to leak into the tissues causing venous stasis. ...Read more

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...Read more

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Will having low blood pressure cause fainting spells? could it be related to an undiagnosed A-fib?

Will having low blood pressure cause fainting spells?   could it be related to an undiagnosed A-fib?

Fainting yes...: The fainting can absolutely be related to low blood pressure. The afib is less likely unless your heart rate is going too fast to perfuse your brain. There is less of a connection between afib and low blood pressure, unless you heart rate is going fast, usually >120-140. Check your blood pressure, get an ECG and possibly a holter or event monitor depending on the frequency of events. See your dr. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure causes. 80/42. Getting shivers and feel cold. When this happens. Has been lower.

Low blood pressure causes. 80/42.  Getting shivers and feel cold. When this happens. Has been lower.

Could be dangerous: at your age, BP should be much higher, at least 110. The fact of shivers and coldness suggests an infection which could be sepsis, a serious emergency. You need an exam to determine cause, preferably when you are having the symptoms. Meanwhile, keep a diary of when they occur, and drink plenty of fluids, especially salty broths or tomato or V8 spiked with salt. Drink at least 8 glasses today. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure, two blood transfusions?

? : I'm not clear about your question - you required 2 blood transfusions? Blood loss will cause both low blood pressure and may require blood transfusions. Are you bleeding? Alternatively, nearly any chronic disease will cause anemia and, if you're ill and not eating and drinking properly, can also result in low blood pressure, especially if infection is present. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure if I had two blood transfusions?

Vasodilation : Transient mild decreases in blood pressure during a transfusion are often due to nonspecific factors in the transfused blood which produces peripheral vasodilation. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much klonopin (clonazepam) cause low blood pressure?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much klonopin (clonazepam) cause low blood pressure?

Yes it is possible: See the link below. It is possible but rare. Remember that the percentage is not the percentage of total users, which is of course unknown. Rather, it is the percentage of side effect reports sent in www.Ehealthme.Com/ds/clonazepam/hypotension could Clonazepam cause hypotension? We studied 36, 334 Clonazepam users from fda and social media. Among them, 1, 128 have hypotension. ...Read more

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Blood work normal but always tired and weak with low blood pressure .Whats could be the cause?

Blood work normal but always tired and weak with low blood pressure .Whats could be the cause?

DIfficult problem: The list of possible causes for your weakness and low blood pressure is nearly as long as you are tall. As a result, it is impossible to give you a definie answer here. You need to talk to your doctor about the problem and work with him or her on coming up with a cause for the reason why you feel the way you do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure be caused by weight loss? My last 3 blood pressure readings (over 2 mths) were 80/66, 89/62 and 90/66. I have lost 35 kilos in the last year

Can low blood pressure be caused by weight loss? My last 3 blood pressure readings (over 2 mths) were 80/66, 89/62 and 90/66. I have lost 35 kilos in the last year

Yes it is expected: Yes, weight loss does lower the BP. If you do not feel dizzy or light headed while trying to get up and stand up, it is an OK BP. But you must eat healthy and be less drastic in your Dieting. ...Read more

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Feel dizzy, weak after taking celebrax and methylcobal. Has BP 119/40. Can these med cause low blood pressure?

Feel dizzy, weak after taking celebrax and methylcobal. Has BP 119/40.  Can these med cause low blood pressure?

Not usually: 119/40 not really low. The top number or systolic pressure is the important value if its low then people get dizzy. The lower number the diastolic pressure is a measure of resistance. Either way your symptoms need to be worked up. See your dr. ...Read more

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Does low blood pressure cause norepinephrine and epinephrine to be created to raise blood pressure, or am I way off?

Does low blood pressure cause norepinephrine and epinephrine to be created to raise blood pressure, or am I way off?

You're right: Hi. Blood pressure sensors in parts of the aorta and carotid arteries sense low BP and reflexly activate the sympathetic nervous system to help maintain/restore BP, part of which involves adrenomedullary catecholamine secretion. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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