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Hypotension Symptoms Hypernatremia
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
Yes, but rare: Anxiety can have a myriad of effects, and it could cause this. Basically it is a fall in blood pressure due to positional changes, and would be more common for anxiety to raise blood pressure than reduce it, but it could be rarely implicated. It can have many causes from innocuous sources to serious medical problems. If occurs often see your md to rule out problems. ...Read more
It can: Multiple sclerosis can be associated with with an autonomic dysfunction, as in abnormal function of the autonomic nervous system which controls things like our heart rates and blood pressures. Unfortunately, it isn't uncommon to see abnormal heart rate and/or blood pressure responses to normal things like sitting up from lying down or rising from seated to standing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anxiety is: Associated with POTS but not necessarily a cause of POTS. ...Read more
Not if well controld: Sorry for the misspelling up top Laura but I only had 20 letters to use so I had to make an EXECUTIVE decision to violate one of my rule on always making sure my paper had NO spelling mistakes before turning it in to my teacher! LOL. If a person with TRUE MSA were well controlled (how's that?) with fluids, compression stockings, appropriate meds, etc. then, folks can stand without being dizzy. ...Read more
Yes: Protien and Albumin levels are markers of nutrition . If these are low pts are diagnosed with protien calorie malnutrition.Prtiens help hold the fliuds in the blood vessesls. When these are low the fliud escapes in to the tissues and cause orthostatic symtoms.Even tho the pt may be swollen the intra-vascular volume is low and water pills mays make things worse. ...Read more
Rarely: Shy-drager syndrome is a rare disorder causes progressive damage to the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digestion. This condition can be associated with muscle tremors, slow movement, poor coordination and speech, and incontinence, its main characteristic is severe orthostatic hypotension, high blood pressure when flat. ...Read more
ANS dysfunction: Autonomic dysfucntion, or dysautonomia, often causes irregular pulse and blood pressure, sweating, digestive system symptoms, like bloating, lightheadedness with standing, and sometimes fainting. Pupillary abnormalities are also present at times in this setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a pt has CHF, hypotension & is dehydrated, could it matter if the IV fluid is normal saline if the pt also has hypernatremia?
Normal Saline: if the patient is hypernatremic, normal saline will bring the patient's sodium level closer to normal, while treating their dehydration. It is a delicate balance to try and resuscitate a hypotensive heart failure patient, and manage their fluid balance. I hope it turns out for the best. I'm sure the team is watching the sodium levels carefully and adjusting as needed. ...Read more
Thirst and Others: Early symptoms of hypernatremia include thirst, dehydration, lethargy, irritability, disorientation, confusion, and weakness. However, severe symptoms include tremor, rigidity, seizures, coma, and death. The neurological symptoms are associated with rapid changes in the serum sodium. Slower changes are better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hypo: Either condition is worrying and you need urgent attention by your doctor or the emergency room. Do not delay! ...Read more
Hi, i am trying to tell the key differences between hypotension and hypoglycemia. What would you say are the important symptoms that distinguish them?
Orthostatic hypotens: Pain in shoulders is not usually a symptom of orthostatic conditions unless you fall and injure the shoulder. ...Read more
Dizziness: Drop in blood pressure with change in posture, usually going from sitting to standing will cause decreased blood flow to the brain which will typically result in lightheadedness. In the most serious of situations, it could cause enough lightheadedness to cause a fall. See your doctor. There are many different causes from medications to certain types of medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
54, m, no cardiac history, on htz, toprol (metoprolol). Bp average of 110/65. Hr-49 to 52. No hypotension symptoms. Is this too low?
Probably not.: Since there is a linear relationship between BP and mortality, this pressure seems ideal. However, since the therapy includes hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) a diuretic, it would be helpful to check ones BP sitting and standing to be sure the BP does not fall with standing (this is more likely to happen when one is on a diuretic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible I have both hypoglycemia and hypotension? My BP drops after meal however my others symptoms seems like hypoglycemia .
I have isolated diastolic hypotension (130/51). I have no symptoms. My doc thinks it's fine. Should i b concerned? What should I do to get it checked?
See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
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