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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Should be monitored: If you have had a spinal block for a procedure of any sort, the person who accomplished the block should be attending to controlling your pressure. It is not uncommon for your pressure to be low but management is guided by how you are doing, what is being done and how low the pressure is. ...Read more
Sometimes: Low blood pressure is actually better in terms of decreased heart and stroke risk. Low blood pressure can be normal for individuals who can be genetically predisposed that way. Low blood pressure is not normal if you feel dizzy or lightheaded or feel like your heart is pounding all the time. Most common cause of low BP is dehydration, so the treatment is drinking more fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Rapid drop in barometric pressure is associated with a slightly higher incidence of nosebleeds, although the more important factor is the dryness of the air. Low relative humidity definitely increases the chances of having a nosebleed. The first things to try in cases of recurring nosebleeds involve moisturizing the nose: saline nasal spray, moisturizing nasal gel, a humidifier, etc. ...Read more
I guess yes: For some people low blood pressures around 90/60 may be their normal. Stroke usually is associated to high blood pressure . Coincidence of hypotension with stroke could be related to severe dehydration or bleeding or effect of medications or some otherr condition. Some pts call mistakenly ""hypotension" the symptoms of presyncope or syncope (fainting). Low glucose may cause stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?
Yes!!: Diet can effect blood pressure in several ways. Many people are "salt sensitive" meaning that higher sodium foods and a high sodium diet disproportionately raises there blood pressure. Subsequently lowering dietary sodium will reduce it. Any loss of weight can help reduce blood pressure independent of other factors, and a low calorie diet is the key to weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe 'feeling good': People might not get "high" but might "feel better" from exercising. There are many reasons for that: experiencing release of endorphins, knowing they are getting more fit, seeing themselves lose weight and gain muscle, realizing they are helping their families by setting a good example and staying healthy for them! thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to go from "hypertension" blood pressure to "normal" blood pressure and stay there for good. with only lifestyle changes?
Yes : It is possible to lower your blood pressure with diet and exercise modifications ... Losing wight and healthy low fat diet will improve your blood pressure which is variable in different cases ... That being said, there are resistant cases such as when high BP is a result of abnormal vessels in the kidneys such as renal artery vaso-occlusion , however these cases are not very common ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have protein in urine during pregnancy? What would be the causes while pregnant? No high blood pressure or diabetes present. Is it serious?
Proteinuria : Urinary protein (p) excretion is abnormal in pregnancy when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation. P documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. It's recommended that that the diagnosis of proteinuria be based on the 24-hour urine collection. Preeclampsia must be excluded in women with p first identified after 20 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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