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Emergency Treatment For Low Blood Pressure
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pressure: Both are important but really the systolic is the one which is followed closely. ...Read more
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
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
Hydration & leg: Movement . Also make site you eat beforehand. ...Read more
what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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.
I'm suffering from hypotension and would like to know what can I use to boost my low blood pressure. ? I was using Akrinor before & now rely on more water & salt but they don't help that much.
Salt only raises BP significantly in a minority of people!
Licorice root often raises BP. Hawthorne berries can raise it for those with low BP.
Hypotension can be caused by low adrenal function so adrenal support herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola may help. For other ideas see http://healthy-ojas.com/lowbp/hypotension-natural-herbal.html ...Read more
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 more
Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more
Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read more
How low can you go?: Is not just about limbo, it can also be about your blood pressure. If your top number is 90 or less, the key is how do you feel? Dizzy, lightheaded [especially when you sit up or stand up], heart running fast, even passing out .... Not good. Talk with your doc! on the other hand, some people - especially athletes or yogis - feel fine & it's a sign of how healthy, body& mind, they are. ...Read more
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