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Hypoperfusion and hypotension? How do they differ?

Hypoperfusion and hypotension? How do they differ?

Related but differ: While you are likely to hypoperfuse with hypotension, the idea differs in result. Hypotension = a blood pressure that is lower than expected for age/size/situation & expected to be inadequate to push blood where needed. Perfusion, the actual distribution of blood & its nutrients within the capillary bed, can be inadequate because of a blockage, like a rubber band on your finger impairs flow. ...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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Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

Significant: High BP is when the pressure inside your arteries is too high - typically > 135/85, which can lead to stroke, heart attack and death. Low blood pressure is when the pressure is too low in the arteries. This can be caused by dehydration, anemia, medications, or infections. Either condition is serious and needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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How can you control hypotension?

How can you control hypotension?

Acute or chronic?: Acute, severe hypotension usually involves a critical illness, e.g. Overwhelming bacterial infection, massive heart attack, etc and requires treatment of underlying cause in icu, often IV fluids to support the circulation, and sometimes strong meds to constrict arteries and raise the pressure. Chronic low BP usually requires oral hydration, esp with electrolytes (e.g. Gatorade or coconut water). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypotension?

How do I know if I have hypotension?

Symptoms: A low blocs pressre reading and symptoms like dizziness, light headedness, fatigue' low energy, decrease urination all can be associate with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Yes: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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What is the main complication of hypotension?

Syncope: The main risk of hypotension, or low blood pressure, is passing out, or "syncope". If this occurs while you are driving, up on a ladder, holding a small child or using a knife or hedge trimmer, for example, this could have disastrous consequences. There are medications that make your blood pressure go up, some by retaining salt and water, like florinef, (fludrocortisone) some by constricting vessels, proamitine. ...Read more

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What is the significance of essential hypotension?

Varies: Essential means that it is not secondary to some known cause such as bleeding, dehydration, or an underactive adrenal gland. So if your blood pressure is lower than average it might be said you have essential hypotension. If you feel well, no problem. In fact those with a low BP live longer. There may be some who just feel weak and dizzy with low bp. Sort of a vague not well understood problem, . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypotension?

Low Blood Pressure: 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 be "low blood pressure". ...Read more

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Are there any medications for a person with hypotension?

Yes: Yes but discuss with your physician to determine why you may have hypotension. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with hypotension?

Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does hypotension affect male erections?

Does hypotension affect male erections?

Yes: Men require an ample blood suply and pressure to achieve and maintain an erection.Low blood pressures from medicines or decrease blood suply from atherosclerosis may compromise sexual function. ...Read more

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Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing I would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Headaches &hypotensi: Low BP can cause headaches, is due to changes in the BP of your head occur dramatically. If you bend over and suddenely move upright you may feel pain in your head. Once you get trggered with that you get like any other headache
headaches are more common when BP is very high. ...Read more

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What are nursing intervention for hypotension?

Hydrate.: Keep the head down or lie down. Hydrate. Wear support stockings. If on anti hypertensive medications, may need adjustments. Consult an md! ...Read more

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What causes hypotension when someone has malaria?

Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and the body attacks the virus many free radicals and chemical reactions take place many of which cause the body's blood vessels to dilate and cause hypotension. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

Acute Injury: Hypotension or low blood pressure can cause underperfusion of the kidney leading to acute kidney injury or acute tubular necrosis. Speak with your physician about these possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more