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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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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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35 male. Whenever i binge drink on weekend i always get orthosratic hypotension for a couple days afterwards. Why is that? Ty.

35 male. Whenever i binge drink on weekend i always get orthosratic hypotension for a couple days afterwards. Why is that? Ty.

Dehydration and bp: Alcohol often creates a diuretic effect as well as a sugar load, both of which can create low BP & orthostasis. And low bp. Increase fluids and have 8 ox of water with every dring and perhaps....Drink less. ...Read more

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If i inflate blood pressure cuff then stand my sys drops 20 but if i take it a minute after its normal again. Hororthostatic hypotension? Male 22.

If i inflate blood pressure cuff then stand my sys drops 20 but if i take it a minute after its normal again. Hororthostatic hypotension?  Male 22.

Stop Testing: I think it appears you are driving yourself crazy. Ten thousand questions on healthtap is not going to help or change what you are experiencing. All humans have a transient hypotension or change in heart rate when they are sitting to standing. It may even be more pronounced in the young thin very healthy person and then if the ambient temperature is high then even more pronounced. Stop testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired. ?

I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired. ?

Depends: Low blood pressure and whether it will affect you depends on your body habitus, nutritional status, medications, how fit you are, etc. If you have symptoms of headaches, dizziness, fatigue then discuss this with your doctor. Get blood tests and a physical exam. That blood pressure in your age is not necessarily dangerous if you're asymptomatic. There are several reasons for being tired too. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

It depends: Treatment depends on the cause. Orthostatic hypotention can be caused by dehydration, medication(s) side effect, blood loss, infection or heart disease to name a few. Once the correct cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure for a male?

Depends : It depends on age and size. BP ought be >80/50 and more commonly is >100/60. Normal is up to 135/85. ...Read more

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What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

Below 90: Blood pressure in men or women where the systolic (top) number is less than 90 is almost always too low and results in dizziness, light headedness and fatigue. Anyone used to higher numbers having the symptoms with systolic below 100 should have a workup to find and treat the cause is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

Depends: Like most of medicine we try to find the cause of the problem so we can target the therapy . Treating the underlying cause is the most effective therapy instead of just treating the symptoms. A full work up needs to be done with possible tests including and echo and tilt table test. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure for a 70 yr old male?

What is considered low blood pressure for a 70 yr old male?

< 90/60: In general, a blood pressure less than 90/60 would be considered low. However if there are symptoms of dizziness and weakness with blood pressures slightly higher than this, that BP might be considered too low for that person. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Equal: Both men and women adapt to athletic exercise in much the same way. Both often develop a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure at rest. ...Read more

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If a male 89 has a heart attack is in ICU with low blood pressure has had Blood thinners should there be operation at some point for heart blockage?

If a male 89 has a heart attack is in ICU
with low blood pressure has had Blood thinners should there be operation at some point for heart blockage?

MI and need for surg: The decision to operate is based on evidence of coronary vascular disease. It appears that the angiogram was negative recently. He also had valvular disease which complicates things. Other factors come into play, the rest of his medical history will be used to determine his risks for surgery if needed. When the cardiologist determines why the heart attack occurred you can address fixing it. ...Read more

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Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea no history of high blood pressure or diabetes... Male: 53 years old

Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea
no history of high blood pressure or diabetes...
Male: 53 years old

Fatigue, nausea: The combination of fatigue, nausea, and loss of appetite may be related to an infection in the stomach/intestinal tract or the gallbladder. There are several other reasons for these non-specific symptoms, so it's best to see your physician for further work-up. Low blood pressure usually causes lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue. ...Read more

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How do I tell when my hypotension is gone?

Home solutions: If your dizziness is related to blood pressure fluctuations during your pregnancy, you can monitor them at home with a simple wrist blood pressure monitor available at many pharmacies & durable medical supply stores.(got one for $20) discuss your specific desired BP range with your OB doctor & keep a diary of events to share with the dr at visits. ...Read more

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How can I tell when my hypotension is gone?

BP is normal: When you don't feel dizzy or woozie with standing/ or rising from a sitting or lying position and your blood pressure is normal at rest. You can check it at many pharmacies, the fire department, if you have an automatic blood pressure cuff at home, or at your physician's office. ...Read more

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How can I know when my hypotension is gone?

Symptoms/measure: Pts that experience hypotension especially orthostatic hypotesion, have distinct set of symptoms. They feel sweaty, nauseated, their vision blurrs, and sometimes may even faint. If you are not experiencing these symptoms then doubt your having significant hypotesion. A home blood pressure cuff can be helpful. Chk your BP lying , sitting , and standing. ...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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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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