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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Hypertension is a validated major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and requires thoughtful and effective treatment. Most cases of low blood pressure are benign unless accompanied by dizziness or altered consciousness. ...Read more

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How would i determine if my mother has high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

How would i determine if my mother has high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Normal blood : Pressure range: systolic- 100-130. Diastolic-60-85. High BP would be higher than 130/85. Low blood pressure would be lower than 100/60. But this may be relative. Some people with BP say 110/70 and feels dizzy, to them this reading is low. Check more info online. ...Read more

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How low does someone's blood pressure have to be to hold a blood pressure medication?

It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read more

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Why does blood pressure fluctuate while someone is on blood pressure medicine?

Why does blood pressure fluctuate while someone is on blood pressure medicine?

It always does : It fluctuates in everyone; it has to to adjust to changes, such as gravity. If it didn't, you wouldn't be able to stand after lying down. ...Read more

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What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

Depends: High blood pressure can cause damage to the blood vessels of your organs and can cause strain to your heart ... Low blood pressure can result in not enough blood and oxygen going to your organs and can cause you to faint or your organs to malfunction. ...Read more

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What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

Low is ok: Low blood pressure is normal when you're pregnant. Low blood pressure in an otherwise healthy person is generally a sign of good health. Low blood pressure in a critically ill individual can be a sign of life-threatening shock. ...Read more

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How can someone raise low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: If no symptoms and no problems caused by it, not necessary. If it needs treatment by increasing fluid and salt intake and if needed by some medications. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

Variable: Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can affect people in various ways. Symptoms may include dizziness, visual disturbances, passing out or even just weakness and fatigue. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

How low can you go?: Is not just about limbo, it can also be about your blood pressure. If your top number is 90 or less, the key is how do you feel? Dizzy, lightheaded [especially when you sit up or stand up], heart running fast, even passing out .... Not good. Talk with your doc! on the other hand, some people - especially athletes or yogis - feel fine & it's a sign of how healthy, body& mind, they are. ...Read more

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How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if  your heart rate is normal?

Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more

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What if blood pressure is high?

What if blood pressure is high?

High BL: you will die earlier than if not was lower and you will live a shorte life but more of it wil be devoted to suffering from CVD. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

Requires both muscle: to work harder to drive blood forward & ?es valve leaflet loads to block reverse blood flow. Heart muscle requires more blood flow for more work (more susceptible to damage of artery Ds), muscle gets thicker/stronger but also stiffer (no longer allows blood return from veins at low pressure) over time. Both lead to ?ed heart attack rates, enlargement, congestive failure, atrial fibrillation, etc. ...Read more

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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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Can you still have low blood volume if blood pressure is normal?

Yes, but...: Your body will compensate only so long. If the "blood volume is low" otherwise known as anemia, this should be investigated. The younger you are (infants excluded) the longer you can tolerate this but at low hematacrit levels you will begin to have symptoms. Have your doctor do a cbc. ...Read more

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What can increase someone's blood pressure?

What can increase someone's blood pressure?

Many things: Bad habits: 1) Stress 2) High Sodium diet 3) Familial Hypertension 4) Weight loss supplements 5) Hyperthyroidism 6) Bad Sleeping habits and Sleep apnea ...Read more