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First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

Rarely emergent: It's never good to lower BP fast! it becomes a more urgent issue if there are symptoms present: angina, heart failure, encephalopathy. In that circumstance, gradual reduction in BP over several hours is indicated. ...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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How do I stop low blood pressure?

How do I stop low blood pressure?

See your doctor: Low blood pressure is not always abnormal -- but if you are not feeling well, you best see your doctor for more evaluation -. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

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

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What does low blood pressure mean?

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

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How to deal with low blood pressure?

How low?: The best thing will be to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

When is low blood pressure dangerous?

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

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How can you treat low blood pressure?

BP: Thorough medical workup will help determine the cause & treating that is the answer. ...Read more

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How can I treat my low blood pressure?

How can I treat my low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Speak with your doctor to see whether your blood pressure is a concern and what to do about it, if the doctor says treatment is needed. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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