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Doctor insights on: Can Low Blood Pressure Cause A Stroke

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Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and 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

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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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Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Yes: Period of inadequate blood flow, if too long, leads to ischemia / poor organ function or organ failure. Heads toward msof (multi-system organ failure, aka mods: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). Extremely high mortality. ...Read more

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Can having low blood pressure cause you to feel cold all the time?

Can having low blood pressure cause you to feel cold all the time?

Maybe but...: Maybe its not the low BP but the condition contributing to the low bp. Hypo thyroidism for instance, or anemia.A full work up is required to rule other causes. ...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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Can low blood pressure cause daily frequent two to three second blackouts while sitting?

Can low blood pressure cause daily frequent two to three second blackouts while sitting?

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

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Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain ...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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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