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How Do You Treat 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
Many ways: 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. ...Read more
Several: There are many ways to treat hypotension. First is salt repletion, either through salt rich drinks such as Gatorade, etc. Other options include increasing salt in the diet or even taking salt pills. There are adrenal hormones that can cause salt retention thus achieving the same goal, namely fludrocortisone (Flurinef). A newer agent (been out on the market several years) is midodrine. ...Read more
Sometimes simple: An normal, healthy person who gets light-headed when getting up from lying or sitting, or who feels faint sometimes, especially on hot days, may have a problem of not enough blood returning to his head fast enough. The blood pressure may be normal or a bit low. After a doctor's exam to rule out medical problems, a person can try taking 3 ounces of extra water each hour, plus a bit of salty snacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very often when I get up I see lights for a few seconds, does this indicate that I have low blood pressure? never faint though! Should lbp be treated?
My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?
Vasovagal syncope: Vasovagal syncope occurs in response to a trigger, with a corresponding malfunction in the parts of the nervous system that regulate heart rate and blood pressure. When heart rate slows, blood pressure drops, and the resulting lack of blood to the brain causes fainting. Due to age of your father, please take him to a neurologist for diagnosis of other conditions causing unconsciousness. ...Read more
Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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