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Is it possible to get low blood pressure from menstruation?

Is it possible to get low blood pressure from menstruation?

If excessive blood: If bleeding is severe and prolonged enough to compromise blood volume, then drops in blood pressure can be the result. Vasovagal episodes can produce reflexive causes of low blood pressure. However, if menstrual bleeding is that severe, gynecologic consultation is mandatory. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it possible to get low blood pressure at 17?

Is it possible to get low blood pressure at 17?

Yes: Low BP as long as you don't have symptoms is ok. All depend how low it is. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) is not really a disease condition. In general, for your health, the lower your bp, the better. The exception to this is when you get symptoms like lighted-headedness or dizziness when you stand up or feel like you're about to faint. There are individuals whose BP is 80/50, and they feel fine. Other people may have 100/60 and feel dizzy because that is low for them. ...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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What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure ?

What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure ?

Hypoperfusion: Not enougth circulation can cause poor perfusion of the brain and this cause a temporary blackout. Staying flat is usually enough to reverse it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness?

Salt and fluids: Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. ...Read more

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I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

Low BP: Is simply determined by taking the bp. The problem could be orthostatic problem from poor hydration or even autonomic dysfunction. Your symptoms do indeed correlate with a drop in BP as many of our patients have done so and it correlates. But the real diagnosis has to be searched. Go to your doctor and be examined well. Only then can you be treated well also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

Not bad: Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist.Chinese medicine practitioner as i helps balance your body without meds. ...Read more

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If i do a blood pressure log for dad how often should he get it checked for his low blood pressure?

If i do a blood pressure log for dad  how often should he get it checked for his low blood pressure?

Few times: Few times a week, different times in the day and with symptoms, not otherwise explained, such as headache, chest pain, blurred vision, etc. The technique and timing, allowing for the blood pressure to settle, are very important. ...Read more

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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

Check BP and meds: Check your blood pressure first to confirm it's low. If it is, check medications and if you are on blood pressure meds, ask your md to adjust the dosage, to improve blood supply to the brain. If not on blood pressure meds, consider caffeine to help yourself over these spells (5 hour energy drink may help). If still symptomatic, get checkup for cardiac arrhythmia and/or neck vessel blockages. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my low blood pressure until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my low blood pressure until I can see a doctor?

Low B/P: If you are not having symptoms from the low blood pressure, you may not need anything. How long do you have to wait to see the doctor? I would add extra salt to your food for a short time but I am not sure this will may the b/p go up. ...Read more

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Can episodes if low blood pressure feel like a head rush and dizzy? Normally have low pressure, at times get head rush/dizzy. Scans of head are normal

Yes: I can't scan of the brain will not help assess the cause of low blood pressure. Yes, the symptoms you're having Canby symptoms due to low blood pressure. You need to find the cause of your blow blood pressure, it is not coming from your brain. Could be hormonal issues, could be due to peripheral nerve disease such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of low blood pressure dizzy spells?

Salt and fluids: Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. ...Read more

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How to get rid of occasional low blood pressure dizzy spells?

How to get rid of occasional low blood pressure dizzy spells?

See below: Side effects of medications to treat high blood pressure can cause it.Other conditions called orthostatic hypotension, and heart beat abnormalities [arrythmia] the cause of this phenomenon needs to be sought out. Take precautions like gettting up slowly from a lying or sitting position and moving only if the spells pass.Support stockings may help, but specific treatment depends on cause. ...Read more

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Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure ?

Blood flow to brain!: If your blood pressure is too low, you can experience "blackouts, " usually short lived, because of diminished blood flow to the brain, causing hypoxia. ...Read more

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I have really low blood pressure and I faint when I get shots. Could this be related?

I have really low blood pressure and I faint when I get shots. Could this be related?

A blessing --: Yes -- you are more likely to feel dizzy or faint with a low baseline blood pressure -- having said that, low blood pressure is generally more of a blessing than a concern -- just make sure that you take care of your health like anyone else with exercise and healthy lifestyle -. ...Read more

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Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Low BP: First off, your systolic BP should be around 100, when you are pregnant. Second the blood loss from a cs will lower is further. ?90?50. Some iron pills for three months and recuperation from your pregnancy should be all you need. Other wise if symptoms persist, see your gyn. ...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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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