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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Overview)

Hypotension is also known as 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".


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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

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
618 doctors shared insights

Hypotension (Overview)

Hypotension is also known as 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".


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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Tip)

Managing Low Blood Pressure

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

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (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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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Tip)

Managing Low Blood Pressure

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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What is system is low when you have hypotension?

Low bp hypotension: Hypotension means low blood pressure.Normal blood presssure is normally 120/80, if blood pressure falls belw 90/60 then it is called hypotension.In most people it causes no symptons but in others it may cause dizziness, fainting, lack of concentration, blurred vision, fatigue, cold skin and depression. If some one has those syptoms they need to see their physician and get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, 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