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Irregular Heartbeat Low Blood Pressure
Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50's on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?
Bradycardia: Bradycardia with hypotension can cause dizziness but room spinning kind still usually from a vestibular source such as benign positional vertigo, labarynthitis, or other causes. You need a full history and exam thyroid levels holter monitor and expert cardiology consult today. ...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
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Occasional heart pain. Blood pressure drops while sitting leading to feeling like passing out. Irregular heartbeat. What could it be?
Low BP: Your symptoms need to be evaluated. It would be irresponsible for me to give you a diagnosis without examining you. Go to a cardiologist, or an er, to get a meaningful explanation of what is causing your irregular heart beat and why you feel as if you are going pass out. I suggest you do it sooner than later. Good luck. ...Read more
Irregular heartbeat. See doc tuesday. Blood pressure been 82 over 55 and in the 90's over 62 rarely 102 over 60 around that. Is that ok? Feel very weak
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. Many people have that blood pressure. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Hello Doctor, I had an episode where I felt irregular heartbeat followed by dizziness and high blood pressure?
Depends: Depends of course on the type of ECG abnormality. Higher heart rates and lower BP often imply relative low volume in the bloodstream. Make sure you are hydrated. If you have a sense of racing heart (palpitations) and light headedness, you should see your doctor for another ecg, possibly an echo o check structure and function of heart. Increased adrenergic (adrenalin) tone can occur if anxious. ...Read more
My blood pressure was up when I took cetirizine and I have irregular heartbeat. I am on irbesartan for high bp. Will this go away?
If cetirizine is: The problem then its mild-anticholinergic effect on the heart should subside in about 24 hrs even though its antihistaminic effect may linger for up to 72 hrs. However, it is unusual to see elevated BP from this drug and you may need to see your doctor about this issue. ...Read more
My blood pressure was up when I took regular cetirizine w/o D and I have irregular heartbeat. I am on irbesartan for high bp. Will this go away?
It will normalize: But if it remains high or irregular heart beat continues better see your doctor for an ECG, at times blood pressure goes up for several reasons the least of which is physical activity or even any nervous excitement, calm down and relax before you get your blood pressure measured, good luck ...Read more
Is having low blood pressure 100/60 and heart beat 58 per min without any disease normal and healthy?
Normal: Those vital signs are still within the range of normal for an 18 year old ...Read more
PVC: Premature ventricular beats or PVC is one of the common causes for feeling skipping heart beat and is benign in most instances. However since you feel ill you should be see your doctor soon. ...Read more
I have low blood pressure, excessive thirst, pounding and irregular heartbeat. Is there one underlying cause?
I have automatic dysfunction, low blood pressure and chronic Lyme, MVP, irregular heartbeat. Bad Headaches when laying down that ease when I sit up? Why?
Lyme: You got bitten by a tick. And everything can be due to that. Unless autonomic came first. ...Read more
If I inhale and exhale deeply while taking blood pressure it says I have irregular heartbeat is this normal? Why?
Yes: The machine isn't smart enough to figure out that you are intentionally changing your heart rate by breathing in and out deeply. The more expensive, smarter machines have special software to handle the normal variations in heart rate when a person breathes in and out (the variations are quite noticeable in children). ...Read more
Strong heartbeat at rest. S4 sound during exhalation. No heart disease or other health issues Is it just an issue with sitting or standing quickly? Is the low blood pressure before my appendectomy (1 month ago) related to my strong heartbeat now?
S: 4 during exhalation. This can be normal. Discuss with the listener. ...Read more
What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: Depends on how low you are talking about. Most people that say they have low blood pressure mean that they are normal but their pressure is on the low side of normal. If your pressure is abnormally low you need to be under medical care. A healthy well balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grass bed beef, bison, chicken, wild salmon, walnuts, almond milk, rice milk should keep you well. ...Read more
Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, I would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more
No: Many normal people have low bps (typical range: 80-100 systolic). If you aren't dizzy, don't faint (as you said), are not on BP lowering drugs, haven't been bitten by a poisonous snake or just been shot, low BP is considered to be a sign of especially good health! Healthy low BP is very commonly seen in children and young women. ...Read more
Depends: That of course depends on the patient. Usually, anything lower than 90/60 is a cause for concern, although many young women are perfectly healthy with blood pressures lower than that. If the low pressure is associated with dizziness, clod sweats or a change in mental status, call 911 ...Read more
Too low: A BP of 70/56 is too low. There are many causes. The first treatment is fluids but you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Wide pulse pressure: Assuming your BP measuring device works properly and this is an accurate reading, you have wide pulse pressure. There are several causes for this including stiffening of your aorta and large vessels due to arteriosclerosis, aortic valve dysfunction, medication effect (to name a few). Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more
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
Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more
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