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Is there is a relationship between hypotension and hyperglycemia?

Is there is a relationship between hypotension and hyperglycemia?

Not directly: Both hypotension (low bp) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugars) tend to be transient phenomena, produced by usually different causes. Although they may co-exist in the same patient at the same time, they are usually not directly linked to each other. Both, however, may need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Is hyperglycemia a disease?

Is hyperglycemia a disease?

YES: Typically hyperglycemia is the diagnostic result of having uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes. Occasional hyperglycemia can be fleeting in times of great physical stress but in those situations it does not persist. ...Read more

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What are classic signs of hyperglycemia?

See below: Excessive thirst and urination, weight loss and increased appetite are common symptoms. Very high blood sugar can cause coma. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a hyperglycemia attack?

No such thing: Hyperglycemia is not a sudden "attack" but generally a sustained problem. Symptoms include frequent thirst, urination, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. You need to take with your doctor if you develop these. ...Read more

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How to control hypotension?

How to control  hypotension?

Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medications, blood loss, infection and nervous system disease can all cause hypotension. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are chili good for hypotension?

Are chili good for hypotension?

Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension?

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

Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more