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Can chemotherapy drugs given as an infusion produce a temporary low diastolic blood pressure result?

Can chemotherapy drugs given as an infusion  produce a temporary low diastolic blood pressure result?

Chemo side effects: Chemotherapy can produce transient fall in blood pressure could be part of allergic reaction when chemotherapy is actually biologic one like Rituximab or other monoclonals or due to the chemo therapy itself affecting the heart causing arythmias like flurouracil or or anthracyclines. It is usually tolerable and the treatment staying in supine position and lots of intravenous fluids. ...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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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure -what to do?

Low blood pressure -what to do?

Blood pressure: Ask your doc if anything needs to be done first. To raise BP we increase salt and fluid intakes and use support hose to increase venous return. ...Read more

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How to cure low blood pressure?

How to cure low blood pressure?

Variable: Depends on how low the BP is and what if any are the symptoms. Best to get this answer after an exam from your DR. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: Low blood pressure is only dangerous if it is impairing adequate oxygen delivery to meet the needs of vital organs of the body, or if it signifies an underlying process that is dangerous if it worsens (e.g. Diffuse bacterial infection, or toxin poisoning). The actual number, in and of itself, is not dangerous if all organs remain working fine. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Only if symptomatic: Only if it causes you to be dizzy or faint or if it unusual for you. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure hereditary?

Is low blood pressure hereditary?

Maybe: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually raises BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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What is a too low blood pressure?

What is a too low blood pressure?

Symptomatic: It's too low if you have symptoms for example, there are people that walk around with blood pressure of 90/50 without any problems. There are others who are dizzy, wobbly and feel horrendous. Some of these general guidelines go out the window dealing with really sick people, intensive care etc. Different set of rules in that case. ...Read more

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How to remove low blood pressure?

How to remove low blood pressure?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause rehydrate, replace electrolytes, stop BP lowering meds, treat sepsis, mi adrenal dysfunction etc. ...Read more

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Why is low blood pressure harmful?

Multiple side effect: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood pressure?

What to do for low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure might be a good thing. People live longer. It's just a number. If you feel fine, it is unlikely a problem. Now if you are sick and it is low, the treatment depends on the cause. For instance, bleeding. Stop the bleeding and give blood transfusion. Dehydration. Give fluids by mouth or intravenously. Infection. Give antibiotics. Adrenal insufficiency, give hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Depends: Low BP or "hypotension" (less than 120/80) is always bad if happened all of a sudden. It has got several reasons. Of those reasons the common bad ones are 1)severe dehydration, any cause of 2)bleeding, any where in our body, 3)infections, hormonal dysfunction, and 4) heart conditions with failure, or hear attacks, to name a few. For some it can be a normal finding too, as low as 80/60. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure too low?

When is low blood pressure too low?

Based on symptoms: While too high a BP is well known, too low is not well defined usually we base too low on dizzyness and even syncope ( passing out ). ...Read more

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What is a unsafe low blood pressure?

Passing out: When the BP gets so low that you're passing out or dizzy all the time, it's too low. ...Read more

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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 is low blood pressure for a male?

Depends : It depends on age and size. BP ought be >80/50 and more commonly is >100/60. Normal is up to 135/85. ...Read more

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What's worse low blood pressure or high?

What's worse low blood pressure or high?

High: High blood pressure is worse. Low blood pressure in its common form (not including pots) causes dizziness when standing from a lying or sitting position. While low blood pressure can be very annoying it rarely leads to the multiple issues that high blood pressure can. For instance chronic high blood pressure thickens your heart muscle and predisposes you to having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

It is relative: The most important factor to label somebody has low blood pressure is to know his baseline . If somebody is having blood pressure of say 80/50 mmhg for years and does not have any symptom at all . This should not be considered necessarily a bad idea . On the other hand if a person who had blood pressure of 140 /90 came to you with blood pressure of 80/60 , it should be cause for conmen. ...Read more

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What can be used for low blood pressure?

Cause?: Depends on the cause of your low bp. Dehydration? Blood loss? Diabetes? Medications? Check with your doctor, but if you are symptomatic and all major problems are ruled out, then increasing salt intake or taking a steroid that increases salt and water retention, like fludricortisone (florinef) can help, just don't stop taking it abruptly! and take it under doctor supervision w/ a prescription! ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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