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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! ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
673 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. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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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. ...Read more

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Office evaluation shows he has hypotension and kussmaul respiration. Can someone diagnose this and tell me why?

Office evaluation shows he has hypotension and kussmaul respiration. Can someone diagnose this and tell me why?

Acidosis: The classical cause of kussmaul respiration and hypotension is diabetic ketoacidosis but any form of acidosis can cause it, for instance, acute renal failure or poisoning with ethylene glycol (anti-freeze). Best of luck! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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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. ...Read more

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What does hypotension mean?

Low BP: Hypo - low, tension - blood pressure: low blood pressure. ...Read more

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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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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

Don't be too anxious: Low blood pressure is a common symptom in health people, if you do not fell dizzy or have other uncomportalbe experience frequently, no need for treatent of it. ...Read more

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What type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension?

What type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension?

Midodrine: Fluids
Midodrine
and fludrocortisone

http://www. Uspharmacist. Com/content/d/in-service/c/46638/

Make sure a table tilt test has been done to rule out cardiogenic syncope. Treatment is beta blockers to dampen cardiac reflex. ...Read more

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What is the urgent treatment of hypotension?

ER: Some common things that might be done are: lay down, legs up, and IV fluids. Identify cause and treat that. Urgent treatment for hypotension would be to go to the emergency room. Really need more information to know best treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hypotension?

Depends on cause: In surgical practice the 2 most common causes of hypotension are fluid/volume depletion (e.g. Dehydration) and acute blood loss. These can be treated by the administration of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions respectively. ...Read more

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How can someone cure low blood pressure?

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of hypotension or vertigo?

Hypotension/ Vertigo: Treatment of hypotension or vertigo depend on the cause of both symptoms. Hypotension can lead to light-headedness, dizziness or vertigo. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that cause hypotension after surgery?

Several: Any of the drugs that are used to treat hypertension can cause hypotension. Diuretics for instance cause an increase in urine flow and can lead to hypotension. But more importantly, if a patient has a low blood pressure following surgery, one should consider that the patient may be bleeding. Also some medicines used to control pain or anxiety could lead to hypotension. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or hereditary trait like in diabetes autonomic neuropathy, may be in lewy body dementia, or shy drager syndrome. Most orthostasis occurs in elderly and pts with anihypertensives or antidepressants. ...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