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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


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How to know if I have low blood pressure or something?

How to know if I have low blood pressure or something?

Check BP: Symptoms include feeling weak or dizzy when you arrise from a reclining or seated position. Have your BP and heart rate checked in multiple positions to know for sure. ...Read more

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I keep getting pain in the back of my head. It feels like pressure. Do you know what it could be. I have low blood pressure and wpw?

I keep getting pain in the back of my head.  It feels like pressure. Do you know what it could be. I have low blood pressure and wpw?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What happens if I have low blood pressure?

What happens if I have low blood pressure?

Depends how you feel: Blood pressure is a number, and there is no absolute "normal." many young people, especially females, can be perfectly healthy with a systolic BP of 80-100. If you are completely asymptomatic, there is no cause for concern. If you feel dizzy as a result, it is important to maintain oral hydration, especially with electrolyte-rich fluids. Gatorade and coconut water (contains lots of potassium) help. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have low blood pressure?

How could I tell if I have low blood pressure?

Symptoms: If your systolic blood pressure (BP) is less than 100 mmhg and you feel easily fatigued and or dizzy, the BP might be too low. Your symptoms more than anything else will be the tool to judge what is a "low" blood pressure for you. Plenty of young women have systolic bp's in low 80's without any symptoms, this is considered to be normal. ...Read more

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Why would i have.Low blood pressure?

Why would i have.Low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: If we make the assumption you are otherwise normal, you may just have baseline stroke volume and peripheral vascular resistance that yields a low but normal pressure. As soon as we allow abnormal considerations low blood volume, low stroke volume, low resistance and reasons for them all come into play. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: Depends on how low you are talking about. Most people that say they have low blood pressure mean that they are normal but their pressure is on the low side of normal. If your pressure is abnormally low you need to be under medical care.A healthy well balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grass bed beef, bison, chicken, wild salmon, walnuts, almond milk, rice milk should keep you well. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Not much: Unless you're passing out. Generally low blood pressure is a sign of health. If you've recently been shot or bludgeoned, the above doesn't apply. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

Have this looked at: Usually the converse is seen. There are a few reasons this occurs. A good starting point is to have orthostatic BP and heart rate checked in the doctors office. ...Read more

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What should I feel if I have low blood pressure?

Good question: You may not feel any symptoms at all, or you may be very dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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