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Is Sepsis More Commonly Associated With Hypotension Or Hypertension
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doc my question is, what is the home made medication given for hypotension and hypertension patients in an emergency.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you explain if it's possible to have low blood pressure in your arm, but have constricted blood vessels causing hypertension elsewhere in the body?
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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