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Does orthostatic hypotension cause a 'low flow' tia?

Does orthostatic hypotension cause a 'low flow' tia?

It can: It can if it is low enough or if there is already some cerebrovascular disease. ...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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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias. ...Read 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 is the cause of hypotension?

Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...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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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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How does GI bleed leads /cause hypotension?

How does GI bleed leads /cause hypotension?

Loss of blood: When you have a GI bleed, blood leaves the bloodstream and enters the GI tract- esophagus, stomach, and large intestine most commonly. If you have a significantly lesser amount amount of blood in your bloodstream, low blood pressure (hypotension) can result. ...Read more

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Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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What are the causes of isolated diastolic hypotension?

Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed. ...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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What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

Hypotension: There are many causes of hypotension from dehydration to bleeding or an overwhelming infection or sepsis. Often people with significant hypotension can pass out so the first treatment is to lay the patient flat in order to keep the blood going to the brain. Also patients are given lots of fluids to expand the volume. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypotension in pregnancy?

Is common : Low BP during pregnancy is common but doesnt mean the prenancy is the olny cause.Other causes should be ruled out.Thyroid dz, adrenal insuffiency, hypovolemia, etc should be addressed . If you are asymptomatic and there is no fetal distress and work up for secondary causes are ruled out , then should be fine. Your obstatrician may want to follow you more closely then most routine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my friend has orthostatic hypotension, what causes this?

Should i be concerned if my friend has orthostatic hypotension, what causes this?

Orthostatic hypotens: You shouldn't be concerned about yourself, but should be concerned about your friend. For moltre information refer to the following article: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1154266-overview. ...Read more

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Is the hypotension is very danger ...and how to treat it ...I have taken medicines but it still decreases every time ..and cause me to feel dizzeness?

Hypotension: Treatment depends on the type of hypotension you have and the severity of your signs and symptoms. The goal of treatment is to bring blood pressure back to normal to relieve signs and symptoms. Another goal is to manage any underlying condition causing the hypotension. See the following link for full comprehensive answer: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hyp/treatment.html ...Read more

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I'm trying to understand the relationship of hypoglycemia and hypotension. How does hypoglycemia cause hypotension?

I'm trying to understand the relationship of hypoglycemia and hypotension. How does hypoglycemia cause hypotension?

Yes, is difficult to: understand relationships between issues which are not related, at least not in ANY simple way. Blood glucose & blood pressure are two very different physiological behaviors. While both are controlled from the mind/brain, there have never been any evidence of any simple linkage. Linkage would be both highly inappropriate & life threatening because of many different life issues involved in each. ...Read more

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Will sodium bicarb cause hypotension?

Will sodium bicarb cause hypotension?

Nope: Any liquid with salt (sodium) will likely maintain or increase blood pressure. The only time that sodium bicarb would cause problems and lower blood pressure is in someone who has a weak heart and has already congestive heart failure which would be worsened and thus drop blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause orthostatic hypotension?

What can cause orthostatic hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What can cause dyspnea and hypotension in a patient?

What can cause dyspnea and hypotension in a patient?

Dyspnea: Things such as congestive heart failure, a heart attack or pulmonary embolism can cause these symptoms. Also pneumonia or any serious infection can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can tmjd cause orthostatic hypotension?

TMJ/orthostatic symp: In my 30 years of treating TMJ patients, I have not seen orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) related problems. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Frequent urination- more out than in--cause for hypotension?

Frequent urination- more out than in--cause for hypotension?

It could : It could so yes. This results in relative dehydration. If this is happening frequently get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

A condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more