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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizzy spells?

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizzy spells?

Salt and fluids: Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. ...Read more

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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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

Check BP and meds: Check your blood pressure first to confirm it's low. If it is, check medications and if you are on blood pressure meds, ask your md to adjust the dosage, to improve blood supply to the brain. If not on blood pressure meds, consider caffeine to help yourself over these spells (5 hour energy drink may help). If still symptomatic, get checkup for cardiac arrhythmia and/or neck vessel blockages. ...Read more

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How to get rid of occasional low blood pressure dizzy spells?

How to get rid of occasional low blood pressure dizzy spells?

See below: Side effects of medications to treat high blood pressure can cause it.Other conditions called orthostatic hypotension, and heart beat abnormalities [arrythmia] the cause of this phenomenon needs to be sought out. Take precautions like gettting up slowly from a lying or sitting position and moving only if the spells pass.Support stockings may help, but specific treatment depends on cause. ...Read more

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I get dizzy spells when I do cardio exercises. I have low blood pressure. How can I prevent this?

I get dizzy spells when I do cardio exercises. I have low blood pressure. How can I prevent this?

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

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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness?

Salt and fluids: Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. ...Read more

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Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

M.D. visit: A first step in the management of these symptoms is to have your cardio-pulmonary condition assessed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension should be considered in the work up. ...Read more

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I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance,dizzy spells,&severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations .Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance,dizzy spells,&severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations .Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

Blood test: You asked the wrong question. Why didn't the doctor explain to you why this (and other) labs were ordered by him/her? There is no excuse and don't be shy or scared. ...Read more

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14 yr old son having dizzy spells, fatigue, pulse of 50, low blood pressure. Chronic red hands which when squeezed take about 8 seconds to go normal ?

14 yr old son having dizzy spells, fatigue,  pulse of 50, low blood pressure. Chronic red hands which when squeezed take about 8 seconds to go normal ?

Worrisome: Your description is very worrisome for a serious medical problem. I assume he has already seen a physician? If not, he belongs in the Emergency Room. A broad range of serious illnesses could present this way. With such a limited amount of information it's not possible to give any meaningful advice other than his condition needs immediate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood pressure, somtimes i get dizzy and light headed. Could I use a service dog to balance me?

What to do if I have low blood pressure, somtimes i get dizzy and light headed. Could I use a service dog to balance me?

Probably not: I don't think a service dog would be of much help to you. Instead, you need to be evaluated for correctable causes of dizziness. If there are none, a cane or walker may be help. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

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