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Doctor insights on: How Do I Know If My Blood Pressure Is Low

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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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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Can you tell me everything there is to know about low blood pressure?

Can you tell me everything there is to know about low blood pressure?

Many causes: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is low blood pressure?

How do I know exactly what is low blood pressure?

Symptoms: We typically do not worry how low your blood pressure is unless you are having symptoms associated with your low pressure (lightheadedness, syncope, low energy, etc...). ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure?

I want to know what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure?

Guidelines: High BP is greater than 140/90.Low BP is more of a clinical determination.It usually occurs when the top number is less than100 and the person feels dizzy, weak, feels faint , esspecially when they stand up. ...Read more

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...Read more

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What to do if I have just been prescribed dibenzyline and wanted to know at what dose could it have a negative effect on your health from having low blood pressure?

What to do if I have just been prescribed dibenzyline and wanted to know at what dose could it have a negative effect on your health from having low blood pressure?

Check BP, report->MD: Body has 2 autonomic Nervous systems: sympathetic & Parasymp. Para controls gut motil, both syst contr HR & empty of bladder! Symp controls artery tone: BP. Para can drop BP. Symp system includ brain output & adrenal+. Abnorm of Symp sys lead skyhigh BP. Dibenzylene is a sympathet blocker. Cause of symp overflow needs determ& removed. Dibenz tries to protect vital organs dur quest. Stay hydrated ...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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My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

Blood supply: When low blood pressure happens; the blood supply to brain will be compromised and thus dizziness occur ; the heart blood volume its less do to low blood pressure resulting in less blood to the brain. ...Read more