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How does dehydration decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate?

How does dehydration decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate?

The decrease: In BP is due to the decline in plasma volume. The increase in hr is compensatory to meet the body's needs in this state. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Can dehydration raise blood pressure? Muscle twiches, dry mouth/skin. Tingling hands and feet. I eat a low sodium diet but dia pressures been high.

Can dehydration raise blood pressure? Muscle twiches, dry mouth/skin. Tingling hands and feet. I eat a low sodium diet but dia pressures been high.

Call doctor: With dehydrarption your pulse can increase and your blood pressure decreases because of the loss of fluids. I don't know what is going on with you but you need to see a doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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How does dehydration cause low blood pressure?

How does dehydration cause low blood pressure?

It can: The body may respond initially to fluid loss with increasing the heart rate & various stress hormones & chemicals that can push up the blood pressure for a while. Prolonged fluid losses will eventually result in low blood pressure, often to worrisome levels. The first treatment for such cases is a rapid intravenous infusion of fluid. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I am on Meds for G A D.Each time I get my blood pressure checked it is high due to the anxiety. Is this a problem. Thanks?

I am on Meds for G A D.Each time I get my blood pressure checked it is high due to the anxiety. Is this a problem. Thanks?

Anxiety therapy: In my personal opinion, it is best to treat anxiety with cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy after a medical reason for the anxiety is ruled out. Anxiety is treatable without medication. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he  is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more