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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. ...Read more

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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What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Weakness, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia. Severe hypotension may result in mental status changes, coma or even death. ...Read more

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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

Dizziness: The most common symptom of low BP is dizziness, especially when rising to stand. There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower BP, but in general lower BP is protective. For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure?

What causes low blood pressure?

Low volume/vasodil: Either low cardiac output due to low or high hr's/low stroke volume or excessive vasodilation. Hormonal problems (like adrenal insuff) could rarely be a cause. Infection/sepsis/anemia or acute blood loss, dehydration, or cardiac pump/rhythm problems could cause. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause such low blood pressure?

What can cause such low blood pressure?

Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, thyroid dysfunction, medications etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure?

What is the cause of low blood pressure?

Low BP: Depends on the definition and setting of a given individual ;a large range of potential variables precludes a specific answer for your post. ...Read more

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What actually causes low blood pressure?

What actually causes low blood pressure?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low blood pressure?

What are the causes for low blood pressure?

Low Blood Pressure: Well if low Blood Pressure is not causing any symptoms then I wouldn't be worried about it, Dehydration, heart disease, Anemia, medications, Adrenal and Thyroid dysfunction, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes low blood pressure?

Please tell me what causes low blood pressure?

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. ...Read more

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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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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