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How Do I Raise My Blood Pressure When I Get Dizzy Standing
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
Visit a cardiologist: You may have to pay a visit to your primary care doctor and cardiologist to have this evaluated. It might be worthwhile to stop your physical activity until your heart is properly evaluated; it may not be pumping enough blood to your brain during exercise, causing the dizziness. The medications you are one may also be causing the low bp, check with your pcp. ...Read more
Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
By how much?: Well that's not typical but probably not harmful either. Be glad it doesnt drop too much when you stand up, which can be disabling and is affecting a number of people who post on healthtap. ...Read more
I have low blood pressure and when i stand up to fast my head hurts and i feel kind of dizzy. What can I do to stop the headaches and dizziness?
BP anxious: First be certain no worrisome cause of high bp. Then consider learning techniques for relaxation. This can be breathing, meditation, eft (emotional freedom technique), emdr, and many other practices you can learn and use to calm. Make sure not too much caffeine, and always adequately hydrated. ...Read more
Depends: If you discovered this during a doctor's visit, ask that doctor for advice. It is important how high each reading is and other facts too. Very high may need medication and close monitoring. A bit high could respond to lifestyle changes: diet, smoking, stress, exercise, etc. Pharmacies, libraries, clinics - even gyms will have handouts - so will your doctor. Good for you! best wishes. ...Read more
Something's wrong with my blood sugar or blood pressure because when i stand i want to faint. When i sit i want to faint. I never get a proper meal.
Sounds troubling: I am sorry for your troubles. The sensation of lightheadedness can be quite problematic. It is good you have not passed out / fainted. You are right to think something could be wrong. If this continues you should seek medical care for a full history and physical exam. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lightheaded: Could be some type of obstruction. Subclavian steal one thought . Any process that puts pressure on vessels to head. Always possible could be primary vestibular problem ...Read more
Check for UTI: Not enough info - where in the bottom. Check to make sure it's not uti. ...Read more
It doesn't: Heart rate and breathing must increase with exercise. You are describing an artifact of monitoring. Sometime when pulse is slow it gets counted twice. When it speeds up it gets counted once. With a machine it is often worse! so a pulse of 50 gets counted at 100 , rises to 80 with mild exercise and appears to have dropped. ...Read more
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