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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
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
I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (just started) and after about 5 hours i start to feel bad symptoms of hypotension. My BP was 105/77 and hr of 85-normal but high 4 me?
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