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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

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 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

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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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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?

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

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Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Yes: You have symptoms associated with the low blood pressure. Good to hear you are drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet. I would see your MD for an orthostatic blood pressure test and if it's positive consider seeing a Cardiologist for a tilt table test. Sometimes people with low blood pressure with symptoms may require medication to stabilize it. Read more

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Why do I get dizzy spells on blood pressure meds?

Why do I get dizzy spells on blood pressure meds?

Many reasons: Blood pressure can cause dizziness when it it too high or when it is too low. BP pills lower it and you may have taken too strong of a dose. You may not tolerate the actual medicine or it's side effects. Worth discussing with your doctor 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?

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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Can episodes if low blood pressure feel like a head rush and dizzy? Normally have low pressure, at times get head rush/dizzy. Scans of head are normal

Yes: I can't scan of the brain will not help assess the cause of low blood pressure. Yes, the symptoms you're having Canby symptoms due to low blood pressure. You need to find the cause of your blow blood pressure, it is not coming from your brain. Could be hormonal issues, could be due to peripheral nerve disease such as neuropathy. Read more

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With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

Possibly: Low blood pressure can occur with heart failure whether due to medications of the heat failure itself. Patients with heart failure are commonly treated with diuretics also which can cause dehydration and low blood pressure. Your treating physician can best guide you 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

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I have low blood pressure (90 over60) &also have a heart murmur. I often get vertigo and dizzy. Could those be causing that? How could I prevent it? Thanks

I have low blood pressure (90 over60) &also have a heart murmur. I often get vertigo and dizzy. Could those be causing that? How could I prevent it? Thanks

Low BP.: 90/60 is not low unless you are getting gizmo who you stand. Check BP after you stand and then again after you exercise. Get back with us with results. Read more

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Feel dizzy, weak after taking celebrax and methylcobal. Has BP 119/40. Can these med cause low blood pressure?

Not usually: 119/40 not really low. The top number or systolic pressure is the important value if its low then people get dizzy. The lower number the diastolic pressure is a measure of resistance. Either way your symptoms need to be worked up. See your dr. 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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

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