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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
323 doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Is hypertension or hypotension more common?

Is hypertension or hypotension more common?

Hypertension: Hypertension is elevated blood pressure from a variety of causes, but particularly aging, obesity, poor diet, etc all make it worse or start younger. Since these are many of the hallmarks of the modern lifestyle (well , aging comes with all lifestyles), hypertension is much more common. Hypotension (low blood pressure) can come from the wrong dose of blood pressure meds, or some heart problems. ...Read more

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What is hypotension, is it a sudden killer like hypertension?

What is hypotension,  is it a sudden killer like hypertension?

Hypotension: Often occurs suddenly and may cause fainting.It is associated with hypoglycemia and paradoxically caused by sugar in the diet. Hypertension is high BP and is more likely to be associated with heart disease. ...Read more

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If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to pump well against the htn. Eventually this results in retention of fluids in the lungs and lower extremities and the patient then because short of breath and unable to walk. The take home message is treat htn! ...Read more

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Does my sister with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

Need more info: Some times high BP can cause heart failure which than causes a low BP or hypotension due to the weak heart. Without more info this is merely conjecture. ...Read more

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If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

Usually hypotension: Most end stage heart failure patients have low blood pressure (hypotension), although if the blood vessels are hardened they can have normal or high blood presssure. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?

Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?

CHF: Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

All of the above: There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the BP tends to be low. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly every treatment we use for CHF lowers BP as a side effect. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between hypertension and hypotension?

What are the similarities between hypertension and hypotension?

Opposite: Hypertension is too high of a blood pressure and hypotension means the blood pressure is too low. So they are opposite. However, both can affect your health and result in complications and both should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a patient with pulmonary hypertension but have systemic hypotension?

How can I treat a patient with pulmonary hypertension but have systemic hypotension?

Referral: If there is hypoxia, o2 can be given, even with desaturation to exercise. Then refer to the expert or to a pah center as not all pulmonary hypertensions are because of the lung per se and the meds for pah may not be safe. Sometimes when meds are given appropriately, the forward flow of blood improves and improves bp. ...Read more

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Generally, does a person with hypotension have a slower heart rate as compared to one who has hypertension?

Generally, does a person with hypotension have a slower heart rate as compared to one who has hypertension?

Yes: This is because hypotension is caused by overdrive in fhe parasympathetic and hyper by the sympathetic. This nervous system is the automatic (autonomic) system controlled by the lower brain below conscious level. It is used to enable us to adapt to environmental changes e.g. Heat, cold, etc. It is easily disturbed by poor diet. ...Read more

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Why would someone with moderate hypertension also suffer from postural hypotension, leading to near many near faints? What treatment would you suggest

Why would someone with moderate hypertension also suffer from postural hypotension, leading to near many near faints? What treatment would you suggest

Hydration: Postural hypotension occurs when your natural processes don't kick in to maintain your blood pressure when you stand up. Causes include dehydration (low blood volume), pump (heart) problems, diabetes/other endocrine problems, nervous system disorders.Taking certain blood pressure lowering medicines can contribute.Review meds with your doc, stay well hydrated, stand up slowly, compression stockings ...Read more

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Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

None: Difficulty in breathing by itself will neither cause Hypertension or Hypotension There are different causes of difficulty in breathing and a person's blood pressure during those episodes may be high or low.But by itself difficulty in breathing does not cause Hyper or Hypotension ...Read more

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Have a haedache located in the back side of the head for the past two weeks so took hypertension drugs to control but now hypotension?

Have a haedache located in the back side of the head for the past two weeks so took hypertension drugs to control but now hypotension?

Now wait a minute: This is a little out of control: if you are 23 and have high blood pressure, this needs to be investigated. It could be your diet/salt, but it might be something else curable. But going on and off meds for hbp is not a great idea. See your primary care md & start. Isuspect neck strain as cause of headaches. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...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

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


Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more