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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
Hi, I am trying to tell the key differences between hypotension and hypoglycemia. What would you say are the important symptoms that distinguish them?
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?
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