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Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

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.

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 causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

What are the causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

Blood pressure: Decreased intravascular volume and decrease systemic vascular resistance, the blood pressure can also be low because of small stroke volume and low cardiac output. Some people have low blood pressure as their normal.

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Can you please list the common causes of low blood pressure?

Can you please list the common causes of low blood pressure?

Many: Low blood pressure is generally result of pump failure -either rate or force of contraction - in adequate amount of circulating blood volume. This could be due to a decrease in the amount of fluid in the intravascular space or an increase in the intravascular space itself.

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What are the causes of low blood pressure and how do I make it higher?

What are the causes of low blood pressure and how do I make it higher?

Many causes: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone).

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What are the causes of low blood pressure and bradycardia?

What are the causes of low blood pressure and bradycardia?

Vagal nerve overstim: Most causes of hypotn and low heart rate come from overstimulation of the vagus nerve. This causes slow heart rates and vasodilation with drop in blood pressure. Pts feel sweaty nauseated and have bluured vision. If they don't lie down they may pass out.

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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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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.

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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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Which things can cause a falsely low blood pressure reading?

Low bp: If the BP recording is done wrong the result could be inaccurate.

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What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

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.

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What causes low pulse and low blood pressure?

What causes low pulse and low blood pressure?

Vagal stimulation: Is the nervous system when over stimulated can cause both.

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What is the cause of low blood pressure. What remedy about that?

What is the cause of low blood pressure. What remedy about that?

Is it a problem?: A "normal" blood pressure varies from person to person. If you have no symptoms, then there's nothing to worry about. If you are symptomatic, then we need to ask why the pressure is low and address that. Many different conditions/situations can lower blood pressure.

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Low blood pressure (85/58) and anxiety, what could be the cause?

Low blood pressure (85/58) and anxiety, what could be the cause?

None: Unless u r dehydrated this is usually normal for young females. If symptomatic see ur md

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What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure?

What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure?

Hypoperfusion: Not enougth circulation can cause poor perfusion of the brain and this cause a temporary blackout. Staying flat is usually enough to reverse it.

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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.

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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?

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

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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