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Causes Of Very 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
Let me help: Thyroid hypofunction hypofunction of the adrenal cortex hypofunction of the pituitary gland heart diseases long confinement to bed fluid volume deficit lack of salt a permanently low blood pressure may be inherited. The so-called essential hypotension is the most frequent form and usually affects young and slim women. If no complaints occur, essential hypotension is harmless. ...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
It depends: As long as it is asymptomatic, low BP can imply health. There are lots of people who have systolic blood pressures in the 90s (the top number) and feel just fine. If the low BP causes symptoms (lightheadedness), then that might mean a condition where the body has a hard time keeping the pressures elevated. Your doctor can order a test to determine this. ...Read more
Gradually: Ensure hydration status is optimal. Progressively increasing aerobic exercise ensuring good hydration during and after workout. Blood pressure will increase during your workout due to the increase heart function and heart rate (makes cardiac output increase significantly). This should be helpful. If you are symptomatically low with your blood pressure, some would consider increasing salt intake. ...Read more
I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms.. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?
Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more
No problem!: Should be no problem. BP usually goes up during sexual activity! ...Read more
I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?
It depends: Know that it's normal for your blood pressure to decrease at night. But two things that matter to determine if this is worrisome, is how low is low and do you have any symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, and/or weakness when your blood pressure is "low". This information is very helpful for better counseling you. ...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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