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Can Low Blood Pressure Cause Shortness Of Breath
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
Yes, and vice versa: A spike in blood pressure can cause strain on the heart, and if there is existing vascular disease or a problem with the structure or function of the cardiac valves or muscles, this can lead to shortness of breath. On the other hand, anxiety often provokes the sensation of being short of breath, and can simultaneously induce a spike in blood pressure via adrenaline release. Best to see/talk2 a doc ...Read more
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities. ...Read more
It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...Read more
Go to ER: The blood pressure does not cause this but its possible your pressure is up due to underlying cardiovascular disease. This can cause fatigue and chest pain as well. In this case you should see a doctor right away. Go to an urgent care or ER as soon as possible. This could be early signs of a heart attack. ...Read more
Fludrocortisone: Yes ;especially if used inappropriatelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Low blood pressure: How low is it ? Generally you feel dizzy or faint feeling.. ...Read more
Not certain: Great question. My thought is that it would increase BP because hyperventilation causes low co2 ; is a vasodilator leading to fainting. With breath holding, co2 rises and, i assume, would have the opposite effect-vasoconstriction. In addition, there is discomfort with prolonged breath holding and discomfort always causes BP to rise. (however, if breathing stops permanently, BP will surely fall). ...Read more
Multiple: Lots of reasons. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: More common dizziness or lightheadedness less common blurred vision confusion dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position fainting (sudden) fast and pounding heartbeat irregular heartbeat shortness of breath sweating swelling of feet or lower legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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