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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypotension
See your child's Dr.: If your child has been diagnosed with intracranial hypertension (increased pressure in the skull), a full evaluation should have been done to determine the cause, if any. Specific treatment depends on the cause. I hope your child feels better soon! ...Read more
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
I've had head pressure/tension/pain in back of head/neck for 7 months non stop. Could this be spontaneous intracranial hypotension (sih)?
Is it possible to have spontaneous intracranial hypotension (sih) for 7 months with no diagnosis? Had mri, CT scan. Is this likely? Headache nonstop.
Yes.: Specialized tests my be needed to detect the source of sih. Mri and ct myelograms may be necessary to confirm and localize the diagnosis of a CSF leak. I would consult a neurologist. In philly, penn and jefferson have the top programs. Unfortunately, i don't have a specific referral for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when there is sagging of the brain stem and flattening of the pons raises possibility of intercranial hypotension?
Complicated: This complex report is best explained by a neurologist or neurosurgeon conferring with the radiologist who interpreted the imaging study and then deciding what further investigation,if any, is recommended and whether you have neurological symptoms or signs related to the scan findings. I consider this to be a highly specialized matter. ...Read more
I am having trouble with low blood pressure, shortness of breath and fast resting heart rate. I have idiopathic dcm and bi vent pm. Ef is 38% why?
I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. After eating I have shortness of breath, low blood pressure & fall asleep sitting up for 2 1/2 hrs. Normal?
Possibly: Depends on how severe your cardiomyopathy is. High salt consumption could make the heart failure worse, causing shortness of breath. Eating too much food at a single setting might also cause some problems. This is a serious medical condition and you need to tell your cardiologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP: Possible, if other medical causes are ruled out. ...Read more
Home solutions: If your dizziness is related to blood pressure fluctuations during your pregnancy, you can monitor them at home with a simple wrist blood pressure monitor available at many pharmacies & durable medical supply stores.(got one for $20) discuss your specific desired BP range with your OB doctor & keep a diary of events to share with the dr at visits. ...Read more
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