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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: This is commonly a reflection of kidney disease in the young child but associated more in older kids that are obese. ...Read more
It's a relative term: Hypotension is blood pressure that is below the pressure normally expected for an individual in a given situation. It is a relative term because "normal" blood pressure varies with activity, age, meds, and underlying medical conditions. That means if a person is usually 130/80, gets dehydrated and drops to 90/60 and gets dizzy, he has hypotension; but a runner who lives at 90/60 is normal there. ...Read more
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
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
Is it possible for me to have poor blood circulation if I have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
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
Is it possible to have poor blood circulation even if you have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
Yes: But it sounds like high cortisol is spurious ...Read more
Yes: That can certainly occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, not reliably: Consequences of heart disease or stroke on blood pressure and visa versa, the effect of blood pressure on the heart or brain, is not uniform. Clearly markedly elevated blood pressure is a risk for stroke and increases the work on the heart, but patients with normal blood pressure can still experience a stroke or have a heart attack. There are many other factors to consider ...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
My blood pressure is normal (110/70), but is it possible that I have high blood-pressure and low blood-pressure that are cancelling each other out?
Bp: when BP is measured it is a point in time. We don't report BP as an average of ups and downs without calling it an average and reporting the highs and lows. ...Read more
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 possible that being underweight, but having a high amount of body fat, could be a cause for high blood pressure?
Sometimes: There are many problems associated with elevation in body fat, including the risk for metabolic syndrome for which hypertension is part of the picture. This story is evolving, but the inflammation, especially in visceral fat may be associated with all elements of that syndrome. There are other reasons for hypertension not related to visceral or body fat, so discuss with a doctor your risks. ...Read more
What to do if I'm feeling very light headed regularly, and it is usually this low. I also have depression could low blood pressure be the cause?
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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