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Can Low Blood Pressure Cause A Stroke
I guess yes: For some people low blood pressures around 90/60 may be their normal. Stroke usually is associated to high blood pressure. Coincidence of hypotension with stroke could be related to severe dehydration or bleeding or effect of medications or some otherr condition. Some pts call mistakenly ""hypotension" the symptoms of presyncope or syncope (fainting). Low glucose may cause stroke. ...Read more
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
Possible: When blood pressure is low, sudden changes in position can cause lightheaded ness and dizziness. When changing positions take it slow. If you are on blood pressure medicine then you should see your doctor for medication adjustment. If not on meds, then you should still see you doctor for these issues. ...Read more
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
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
Does low blood pressure cause norepinephrine and epinephrine to be created to raise blood pressure, or am I way off?
Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?
Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Low bp: If the BP recording is done wrong the result could be inaccurate. ...Read more
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
None: Unless u r dehydrated this is usually normal for young females. If symptomatic see ur md ...Read more
Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart rhythm or other heart problem. Athletes often have low heart rates and low BP due to their extreme fitness. Dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) can cause low BP - treated with support hose, postural maneuvers and medicines. ...Read more
I have always had very low blood pressure. The last month it has been normal to slightly elevated am I suddenly getting high bp and what could cause?
Unlikely: blood pressure is very dynamic and changes second to second depending on activity and a host of other factors. Unlikely you are suddenly developing high blood pressure. If you are concerned, you can see your doctor for evaluation. They may ask you to do Home blood pressure monitoring which can provide helpful information. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
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
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
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