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Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

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 more

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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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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood pressure and i'm home alone?

What to do for low blood pressure and i'm home alone?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

Multiple things: Heart failure, adrenal insufficiency, unstable cardiac arrthymias (abnormal rhythms), sepsis with septic shock, neurogenic shock, cardiogenic shock, and most commonly dehydration. It depends how low it is, if low normal and you are not symptomatic you shouldn't get it higher. Smaller patients tend to have lower blood pressures as a whole. ...Read more

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What to do in low blood pressure and what pills should I avoid?

What to do in low blood pressure and what pills should I avoid?

Adrenal insufficienc: Obviously you should avoid any medication that will drop your blood pressure. Then you need to be checked for adrenal insufficiency with labs to check dhea, cortisol and electrolytes. Micronutrient supplementation is often helpful and herbal supplements that support adrenal gland and thyroid gland seem to help. Avoidance of caffiene and other stimulants is best as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood pressure and how do I make it higher?

What are the causes of low blood pressure and how do I make it higher?

Many causes: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure and if it all of a sudden becomes low what can you do?

Multiple etiologies: There are multiple etiologies to low bp, including low volume status (i.e., dehydration, acute bleeding, etc) versus infection (causing vasoplegia) or heart failure with low cardiac ouput. The most common caue of acutely low blood pressure can be vasovagal in nature ( a reflex that happens briefly) that can be interrupted by quickly squatting down and squeezing both hands.. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

Many things: 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

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Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Not often but: People with complex migraines headaches might have low blood pressure - but could also have high or normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is especially low it may eliminate 2 classes of drugs (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers) from your preventive arsenal, and that may be why your doctors care about it. ...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


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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