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I don't drink, do drugs, or take meds, do smoke. Have had low blood pressure, 96/46 earlier today. When should I seek emergency medical treatment?

I don't drink, do drugs, or take meds, do smoke.  Have had low blood pressure, 96/46 earlier today.  When should I seek emergency medical treatment?

With symptoms: Sounds like you have symptoms. The dizziness sign your blood pressure is too low. Ankles swollen fluid retention consistent with congestive heart failure. Thats not right in a 44yo. You need to get checked out by a doctor urgently. If you can't get in the next few days the er is the place for you. An urgent care could start the process and wouldn't cost as much as the er. ...Read more

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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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How can someone cure low blood pressure?

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What should we do to cure low blood pressure.

What should we do to cure low blood pressure.

No "cure": Typically when we talk about curing a disease, we think about treatment that results in eliminating the disease. For most people who have essential high blood pressure, there is no "cure", i.e. They have to take medications for a long time, possibly for the rest of their lives. In some, weight loss and dietary restrictions may control bp. There are also invasive procedures that may help in others. ...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 there a cure for low blood pressure?

Is there a cure for low blood pressure?

Yes: For most of the reasons, there are treatments available both inside the hospital, as well as an outpatient depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the cure for low blood pressure?

What is the cure for low blood pressure?

Depends on history: Blood pressure is only too low if associated with symptoms. A low blood number alone does not require any treatment. Some low blood pressures are related to other medications and dosage adjustments may be a solution. Other times additional medications that cause salt retention, blood vessel constriction, or prevention of some reflexes can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to cure low blood pressure?

Are there any home remedies to cure low blood pressure?

Maybe: First, if you are any medications that may lower your blood pressure, check with your doc about possibly reducing the dose, or changing medication. If you are not on any medication, try increase your intake of non-caffeinated beverages, and your salt intake. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment for low blood pressure?

I want to know what's the treatment for low blood pressure?

Several: 1. Determine the cause and reverse or treat it 2. Expand volume with fluid (usually normal saline) 3. Constrict areriolar vessels with pressor agents ( like norepinephrine/levophed). If all 3 fail, and shock is present, the outlook is grim. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure symptoms and treatment useful?

Low blood pressure symptoms and treatment useful?

Depends: For some people, such as an athlete, "low" blood pressure is normal . A blood pressure is considered too low if it can't support normal body functions. Low blood pressure may result in dizzyness, lethargy, confusion, nausea, cold sweats, passing out. Treatment is necessary if symptoms are present. Might be as simple as changing your diet, drinking more water or taking medications. See an md! ...Read more

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I am physically healthy, have an athlete's heart, low bpm and low blood pressure naturally. Is taking beta blockers as an off label treatment for my Anxiety safe or would it be risky considering my low blood pressure and low bpm?

I am physically healthy, have an athlete's heart, low bpm and low blood pressure naturally. Is taking beta blockers as an off label treatment for my Anxiety safe or would it be risky considering my low blood pressure and low bpm?

Not safe.: It is difficult to know what you mean by "Low blood pressure" and also "low BPM". Taking beta blockers should be considered only after evaluation by your physician and understanding of the risks. More reasonable approach might be look into non-pharmacologic alternatives for treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my low blood pressure? I don't faint.

Should I be concerned about my low blood pressure? I don't faint.

No: Many normal people have low bps ( typical range: 80-100 systolic). If you aren't dizzy, don't faint (as you said), are not on BP lowering drugs, haven't been bitten by a poisonous snake or just been shot, low BP is considered to be a sign of especially good health! healthy low BP is very commonly seen in children and young women. ...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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I have low blood pressure and haven't kknowingly taken salt for 50 years. should i start now?

I have low blood pressure and haven't kknowingly taken salt for 50 years. should i start now?

No, Why?: Usual systolic BP <120 mmHg correlates with ↓ed rates of cardiovascular events, thus good. All life/food is based on salt water organized by fat (membranes surrounding complex water droplets, i.e. cells) so additional salt not commonly required. Despite marketing, ↑ed NaCl salt intake does Not routinely raise BP. Primary BP control is by brain modulation of cardiac output & peripheral resistance. ...Read more

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Why when I stand up after sitting does my vision become fuzzy, go black and a few seconds later rerurn? I have low blood pressure and don't eat meat

Why when I stand up after sitting does my vision become fuzzy, go black and a few seconds later rerurn? I have low blood pressure and don't eat meat

Hypotension : You have postural hypotension, in which your sudden standing up doesn't allow enough time for your heart to pump hard or fast enough to get blood to your head. This is what make you feel dizzy, blurry or even tunnel vision during these episodes. It's best to standup more slowly & wait till you feel ok before moving. You should have your MD check your BP/heart & blood counts to make sure you're ok ...Read more

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Will a full blood test show if I have low blood pressure when standing? When i stand floor feels like it moves under me. Dr didn't check BP standing.

Will a full blood test show if I have low blood pressure when standing?  When i stand floor feels like it moves under me. Dr didn't check BP standing.

Blood test will not.: I agree that you should have BP taken lying down, sitting, and standing. A blood test is for other things, such as serum sodium. It all depends on the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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