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How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

Need to make sure: You need to make sure low blood pressure is the problem - see your primary care physician. The most likely cause of blood pressure drops with standing is dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 do I raise my blood pressure if dizzy standing for more than half hour?

How do I raise my blood pressure if dizzy standing for more than half hour?

Counterpressure move: You can cup your hands, place fingers against each other and pull, contracting arm muscles or cross legs and squeeze. Both will raise bp. I would suggest a formal assessment of your postural bp. This can be done with a tilt table test. Good luck. ...Read more

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My blood pressure sits around 60/45-70/50. I faint 1x a month & get dizzy standing up. My dr says it's low. Is it dangerous? What can I do?

My blood pressure sits around 60/45-70/50. I faint 1x a month & get dizzy standing up. My dr says it's low. Is it dangerous? What can I do?

Possibly: Are you dehydrated? Perhaps you are on too many medications. Your doctor should be suggesting changes if he/she knows about the fainting. ...Read more

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I get very dizzy from time to time I do take blood pressure med. What could cause this it is effecting my work?

I get very dizzy from time to time I do take blood pressure med. What could cause this it is effecting my work?

There's many causes.: Dizziness could cause by many things, for example, low blood sugar, anemia or inner ear problems, etc. I recommend you need to go to see your doctor and get a complete check-up. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/98 i get hot dizzy and pass out then its 90/87 help?

MONITOR OK?: A blood pressure of 112/98 and 90/87 would be quite unusual. I would check your monitor to make sure it's accurate. Then check your blood pressure sitting and standing to see if it drops abnormally and makes you lightheaded. If so, avoid standing up too quickly. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 60/50 do I need to be concerned about this I get dizzy spells and drop to the floor often when this happens ?

My blood pressure is 60/50 do I need to be concerned about this I get dizzy spells and drop to the floor often when this happens ?

Yes: You need to be seen in the ER ASAP. You could be dehydrated, your pulse needs to be examined you could be having an arrythmia ( irregular heart rate) ...Read more

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If your blood pressure is low, 87/52. Feeling dizzy headed. Is there something you could do to raise it.

If your blood pressure is low, 87/52. Feeling dizzy headed. Is there something you could do to raise it.

Plenty of water: Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluid, especially water. If you have no heart trouble, you can add more salt to your diet. If you'r taking atenolol, the dose may need to be reduced, but talk to your doctor before making any change. ...Read more

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Im on blood pressure meds but am dizzy and get migranes still?

Im on blood pressure meds but am dizzy and get migranes still?

Hmmm....: Dizziness is a very common side effect of many blood pressure medications, and can also just be an effect of making blood pressure too low. Only a few blood pressure meds (usually beta blockers) are prescribed specifically to target migraines, and often with limited efficacy, so it's unsurprising to hear that the meds haven't reduced their frequency. Sorry about that though :\. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more