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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Overview)

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".


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What is the technical definition of postural hypotension, and what's it got to do with the spinal cord injury?

What is the technical definition of postural hypotension, and what's it got to do with the spinal cord injury?

Postural hypotension: ...is a big problem for many patients with SCI, particularly those with cervical or high thoracic spine injuries. It occurs from damage to the nerves of the autonomic nervous system. Some can be treated with just salt tablets, but there are medications which can help if needed. Exercise, including usingelectrical stimulation (FES) or bodyweight-suported treadmill, can be useful. Good luck!

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
670 Doctors shared insights

Hypotension (Overview)

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".


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Hypotension (Tip)

Ask if low blood pressure is a problem or not something you should worry about. ...See more

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Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Hypotension: Of the three choices given hypotension makes most sense. Neither cva nor TIA generally produces hypotension. I would be concerned about meds, metabolic and cardiac issues. Needs a few labs to sort this out quickly unless this contradicts his advance directive.

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Hypotension (Tip)

If you feel faint with low blood pressure, its time to go to the doctor. ...See more

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Is it possible to have spontaneous intracranial hypotension (sih) for 7 months with no diagnosis? Had mri, CT scan. Is this likely? Headache nonstop.

Is it possible to have spontaneous intracranial hypotension (sih) for 7 months with no diagnosis? Had mri, CT scan. Is this likely? Headache nonstop.

Yes.: Specialized tests my be needed to detect the source of sih. Mri and ct myelograms may be necessary to confirm and localize the diagnosis of a CSF leak. I would consult a neurologist. In philly, penn and jefferson have the top programs. Unfortunately, I don't have a specific referral for you.

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Hypotension (Tip)

Ask your doctor if low blood pressure is a problem for you or not something you need to worry about. ...See more

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I am having a thermoregulatoru sweat test done because I don't sweat and have hypotension. Can this detect cancer if I fail and no sweating happens?

No: You are having this test because you have an autonomic nervous system dysfunction. This is not associated with cancer. Having low blood pressure can be helped by eating 6 small meals a day and doing exercise while lying done. The core program by a physical therapist is very helpful. Be sure to check 25-oh vit d and restore to normal levels. Use unprocessed salt on your food, avoid alcohol.

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Hypotension (Tip)

Avoid dehydration. Don't worry so much about the BP but mainly the way you feel. ...See 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.

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Hypotension (Tip)

Doctor, how low is "too low" when it comes to blood pressure? ...See more

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What causes hypotension?

What causes hypotension?

Many: Anemia, low heart rate, fast heart rate, adrenal disease, bleeding, valvular disease, medications - these are the main causes.

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Hypotension (Tip)

Do check with your doctor about the importance, don't let yourself get dehydrated. ...See more

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How to treat a person who suffers to some kind of hypotension.?

Potato chips & beer: Eat salt and drink plenty of fluids.