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How can you control hypotension?

How can you control hypotension?

Acute or chronic?: Acute, severe hypotension usually involves a critical illness, e.g. Overwhelming bacterial infection, massive heart attack, etc and requires treatment of underlying cause in icu, often IV fluids to support the circulation, and sometimes strong meds to constrict arteries and raise the pressure. Chronic low BP usually requires oral hydration, esp with electrolytes (e.g. Gatorade or coconut water). ...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 to control hypotension?

How to control  hypotension?

Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medications, blood loss, infection and nervous system disease can all cause hypotension. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a haedache located in the back side of the head for the past two weeks so took hypertension drugs to control but now hypotension?

Have a haedache located in the back side of the head for the past two weeks so took hypertension drugs to control but now hypotension?

Now wait a minute: This is a little out of control: if you are 23 and have high blood pressure, this needs to be investigated. It could be your diet/salt, but it might be something else curable. But going on and off meds for hbp is not a great idea. See your primary care md & start. Isuspect neck strain as cause of headaches. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ). What could cause this?

I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ).
What could cause this?

Medication dose: You may need to call your MD. May have the need for dose adjustment or stopping some. Further based on your risk factors you may need testing to ensure there are no heart issues. A call to your MD is needed soon. ...Read more

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What causes hypotension?

Many: Anemia, low heart rate, fast heart rate, adrenal disease, bleeding, valvular disease, medications - these are the main causes. ...Read more

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Are chili good for hypotension?

Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension?

Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...Read more