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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal. Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor.

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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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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks I suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem.

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What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions.

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What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?

What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?

Healthy living: Healthy living causes low blood pressure. Your average of 112/63 is perfectly fine. I myself thankfully sometimes run around 99/70. Dangerous low blood pressure is below 75/50. Usually what causes this low blood pressure is a bacterial infection in the blood.

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What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?

What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?

Low BP: 25 F from CA. Asks:What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure? ANS: A very large number of meds can cause low BP. So tell me the ones you are one and I can tell you. As far as the cleaning agents; yes if U sweated a lot while using them this can cause low BP. Lets do 2nd opinion consult to help

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What could cause low blood pressure?

What could cause low blood pressure?

Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Also, medications can also do this. Autonomic dysfunctions as in parkinson disease or advanced diabetes; heart failure, liver failure, rapid blood loss/bleeding etc...Are other major causes. If you have problem, consult doc. Good luck.

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Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Ulcers and BP: An ulcer that is bleeding can certainly lower blood pressure. This clinical situation, of course, is an emergency.

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Can bed rest cause low blood pressure?

Can bed rest cause low blood pressure?

Yes: We put women who have pregnancy induced hypertension on bed rest to lower their blood pressure. We have receptors in our neck called baroreceptors that raise our blood pressure when we are upright. In some people, especially the elderly, these don't work well and it takes longer for their blood pressure to reset when they stand up.

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What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

Multiple cause: Low BP can be caused by blood loss, anemia, vasodilatation, drug reaction or allergy, anaphylactic shock, infection, sepsis. Not sure how to relate to arm pain.

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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause low blood pressure?

Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause low blood pressure?

No.: Exceedingly rare individual side-effects or drug reactions/allergies aside, no it does not effect BP.

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I take clonazepam 0.5 gm 3 times a day. Does it cause low blood pressure?

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I take clonazepam 0.5 gm 3 times a day. Does it cause low blood pressure?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Taking it three times a day can lower blood pressure.

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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.

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Can taking Lasix (furosemide) and hydrochlorothiazide cause low blood pressure?

Can taking Lasix (furosemide) and hydrochlorothiazide cause low blood pressure?

Yes: HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a very weak diuretic that is very good for Hypertension and sometimes, the first drug used. Lasix (furosemide) is a stronger diuretic better used for congestive heart failure than for hypertension.

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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.

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Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Nitrates: Both may cause some drop in blood pressure but usually not very much. Nitrates are not typically used for treatment of hypertension. The effects of the short and long acting isosorbide mono nitrate are similar; the difference is how often it has to be taken, i.e. Once vs. Twice a day.

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Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

No: The absorption of this medication from the eye when used as directed, does not introduce enough into the circulation to affect the blood pressure.

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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


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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