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Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Extremely dangerous: If organs are not getting enough blood, they do not work, and worse they are injured to the point of organ death. Blood pressure is a direct reflection of how much blood is flowing to these organs. ...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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Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure ?

Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure ?

No: Typically if a patient survives this life threatening severe infection once the severe infection resolves blood pressure returns to normal and the heart function should return to normal as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Low bp: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20032298.

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What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

Depends: Like most of medicine we try to find the cause of the problem so we can target the therapy . Treating the underlying cause is the most effective therapy instead of just treating the symptoms. A full work up needs to be done with possible tests including and echo and tilt table test. ...Read more

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What does having very low blood pressure imply?

What does having very low blood pressure imply?

It depends: As long as it is asymptomatic, low BP can imply health. There are lots of people who have systolic blood pressures in the 90s (the top number) and feel just fine. If the low BP causes symptoms (lightheadedness), then that might mean a condition where the body has a hard time keeping the pressures elevated. Your doctor can order a test to determine this. ...Read more

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Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

This is orthostasis.: First therapy is drink planety of fluids and take salt (yes). Second is to check your blood pressure in different positions. If abnormal, your doctor will recommend a tilt table test, especially if symptomatic. ...Read more

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How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

Low volume: Hello aurora -- hypotension or low blood pressure is most commonly caused by low volume status -- that is not having enough hydration regularly -- please also see other explanations I have posted previously. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more