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Is it normal to have low blood pressure post op?

Is it normal to have low blood pressure post op?

Frequently!: Blood loss, not having been given adequate fluids, the trauma itself, and commonly the anesthetic agents used are residually in your system and can cause this. ...Read more

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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Is it normal for bpto fluctuate during change of activity from 103/70 to 133/86 just walking upstairs? I usually have low blood pressure but notice thse flucuations at home.

Is it normal for bpto fluctuate during change of activity from 103/70 to 133/86 just walking upstairs? I usually have low blood pressure but notice thse flucuations at home.

Normal for BP: Blood pressure varies throughout the day and with many factors such as exercise, pain, caffeine/nicotine and so on. Those numbers are fine. It is worth considering your fitness though, as some changes could be from not being in as good a shape as when younger. ...Read more

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I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?

I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?

Needed?: If your lowere blood pressure is not causing you any symptoms, there is no reason for concern or need to raise it. A lower blood pressure is generally better for you. If you are having symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, or syncope, you may benefit from increasing your intake of water and salt. ...Read more

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I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

Salt is Salt: Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride). The other "salts" contain various amounts of other minerals like magnesium, potassium and others. This affects their taste not their function. "Processed" salt sometimes contains Iodine. Any salt is not "bad" for us. It is actually a necessary nutrient. Excessive salt can be harmful for some people. Processed or not is essentially irrelevant. ...Read more

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Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

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

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more

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Could you have arteriosclerosis but normal or slightly low blood pressure?

Could you have arteriosclerosis but normal or slightly low blood pressure?

Yes.: Arteriosclerosis has no direct finding of high blood pressure. Many people with heart disease have normal blood pressure; likewise, many people with high blood pressure have normal hearts! ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 70/56.Is it normal or am i suffering from low blood pressure?

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

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Is it possible to have arteriosclerosis with normal or slightly low blood pressure?

Is it possible to have arteriosclerosis with normal or slightly low blood pressure?

Yes: Arteriosclerosis is a build up of abnormal lipid (fat & other substances) in the lining under the lining and in lining of blood vessels. This does not start to effect blood pressure until many blood vessels are extensively affected. Normal BP should not give you a false sense of security about arteriosclerosis; the two should both be addressed and treated. ...Read more

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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. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

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