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Does Anemia Cause Low Blood Pressure
Hypotension is also known as 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
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities. ...Read more
Depends on cause: a thorough history and physical exam, Labs, echo, event recorder and a Tilt Table Test should give us what we need to make most diagnoses . Treatment is then targeted to the specific cause. In the mean time drink plenty of water,avoid long periods without eating,get plenty of sleep, use support stockings and increase the sodium in your diet. ...Read more
Why can't i stand for long periods of time? I am a fairly healthy young female (20-25yrs old). I only suffer from occasional migraines. I have been diagnosed with anemia and i usually have very low blood pressure. I cannot stand upright for more than 10 m
Your : Your problem could be any number of things. First of all you are hypotensive and anemic. Both of these things can make you weak. I would start by getting an echo and ecg. The postural hypotension and weakness may be from the blood rushing to your legs. I would start by having you wear compression hose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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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