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How Would I Know If My Blood Pressure Is Too Low
Dizzy Miss Lizzy: When our blood pressure drops too low, we feel dizzy and lightheaded. Sometimes our heart may start racing (palpitations). We may notice it more when we change positions: sitting up in bed, or getting up from a chair to stand. Checking your blood pressure will give you the info you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Consult Pediatrician: Blood pressure evaluation in children is complicated as there are many factors involved including age and body mass index. A pediatrician is the best resource. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading for a child requires an experienced individual. Symptoms of low bp: dizziness, fainting, blurry vision & light-headedness. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms . If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more
My pcp wants me to change diuretics, as my blood pressure is too low. Can you tell me the difference in triamterene-hctz and hydrochlorothazide?
Normal Health: There is nothing here to by worried in any way. ...Read more
My blood pressure fluncuates between extreamly low to extreamly high as does my pulse. What is a safe normal fluncuating number i know 120/80 is ideal?
Varies: Older a person is, and the more risk factors for stroke and heart disease, the more dangerous fluctuations could be. Normal to have large fluctuations during exercise, extreme anxiety/stress. If at rest, something may be wrong. Heart rhythm testing, checking for medical conditions that could cause this- hyperthyroidism, adrenal problems- is needed. BP can feel like it is fluctuating and be normal. ...Read more
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