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How is low blood pressure with occasional lightheadedness treated?

How is low blood pressure with occasional lightheadedness treated?

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 more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


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Extremely lightheadedness & low blood pressure. TSH was 0.89 & free t4 1.9. What can be causing this?

Extremely lightheadedness & low blood pressure. TSH was 0.89 & free t4 1.9. What can be causing this?

Blood pressure etc.: Surely your doctor must have examined you thoroughly. What was the blood pressure? Why were thyroid labs measured? What did the doctor say about light headedness? If you are not satisfied with the way your doctor is taking care of you ask you friends to recommend a different doctor and take all your previous history with you. Your current doctor MUST give it with you! ...Read more

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Low blood pressure usually 90-80/60, feeling lightheaded all the time. what to do to make it normal?

Low blood pressure usually 90-80/60, feeling lightheaded all the time. what to do to make it normal?

Low BP: You should be evaluated by a physician preferably a pediatric cardiologist. Increasing intake of fluid and salt e.g. Pedialyte and other electrolyte packs often helps. There are also medications that may be used to help with your BP such as fluodrocortisone ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I've a blood pressure of 102/68 and I feel dizzy even when seated down. I feel lightheaded as well, is this low blood pressure?

Hello Dr.  I've a blood pressure of 102/68 and I feel dizzy even when seated down. I feel lightheaded as well, is this low blood pressure?

Dysautonomia - MVP: Possible dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but may cause anxiety about symptoms. See doctor to be checked and to consider ultra low dose beta-blocker drugs. Read Dr. Richard Hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon.com. Increase fluid intake, add slow release magnesium & Cardiamins (Google and use code CMC for special discount). ...Read more

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Lightheaded with very low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat 116/53 and pulse 100?

Lightheaded with very low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat 116/53 and pulse 100?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Parkinson's and low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadednesss anyone with similar problem?

Parkinson's: See a Neurologist first. I assume you are seeing one since you were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. the symptoms you mentioned can be part of the Parkinson's disease presentation. many people with Parkinson's have this. of course these could be side effects of the medications against Parkinson's disease. one has to make sure your heart is ok as well. Your Neurologist can help you best ...Read more

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I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.

I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.

Get Checked!: I do not know the reason for your original pulmonary embolism, but with the symptoms you are describing there are a multitude of issues possible. The most concerning is the possibility of a recurrent pulmonary embolus. You should be seen in the ER as soon as possible for further evaluation in order to make sure this is not a life threatening issue! ...Read more

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I'm 16 and experience chronic widespread joint paint and get very dizzy and lightheaded often. I have a history of high and low blood pressure?

I'm 16 and experience chronic widespread joint paint and get very dizzy and lightheaded often. I have a history of high and low blood pressure?

Go to MD: At 16 you have many symptoms. There are some calle growing pains as the bones and tissues grow but the diffuse nature of your problem and other systemic manifestations warrant better evaluations and tests especially for rheumatologic problems. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more