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Is there a driving risk with low blood pressure?

Is there a driving risk with low blood pressure?

Possibly: If the blood pressure is so low that you're dizzy, have passed out, or feel like you're going to pass out (brief dizziness on arising too quickly doesn't count), you shouldn't be driving. On the other hand, if you're just going by the number and feel fine, driving is no problem. Many healthy people run a normal blood pressure of 80 systolic. They tend to be young and are often women. ...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


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Is there a health risk with low blood pressure, or is low blood pressure a good thing?

Is there a health risk with low blood pressure, or is low blood pressure a good thing?

Good thing,usually.: Good, if your are not symptomatic. Your risk for heart disease is lowered with a lower bp. ...Read more

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Is there a health risk with low blood pressure? Isnt it predictable?

Is there a health risk with low blood pressure? Isnt it predictable?

No: This is a complex question. For most younger and mid-aged people a lower blood pressure is not associated with increased risk. For older patients too low a blood pressure is associated with worse long-term survival. It is also an issue if low blood pressure is due to poor cardiac function or other medical conditions. The relationship varies depending on the reason for the low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with a blood sugar level that is quite high (in a diabetic)?

What risks are associated with a blood sugar level that is quite high (in a diabetic)?

Short and long term: High blood sugar causes numerous long term complications affecting the eyes, kidneys, brain, heart, etc. Very high blood sugar in the short term can cause more severe problems. One is the diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, where the high glucose level leads to dehydration and even coma. Diabetic ketoacidosis is usually in type i diabetics with low Insulin levels and high glucose. ...Read more

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What is High blood pressure a risk factor for?

What is High blood pressure a risk factor for?

High blood pressure is a risk factor for:: Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Age related macular degeneration, Aortic dissection, Aortic regurgitation, Atrioventricular block, Bell's palsy, Brain aneurysm, Brain AVM, Congestive heart failure, Diastolic heart failure, Erectile dysfunction, ESRD, Gout, Hemorrhagic stroke, Kidney cancer, Migraine in adults, Peripheral vascular disease, Retinal vein occlusion, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Transient ischemic attack, Trigeminal neuralgia, Unstable angina, Vascular dementia, Vertigo, Diabetes Type 2, Heart attack, Migraine, Acute kidney failure, Diabetic kidney disease, Diabetic nerve problems, Diabetic eye problems, Fibroid, Acute atrial fibrillation, Atrial fibrillation, Chronic atrial fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Abnormal heart rhythms, Non ST elevation myocardial infarction, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Diabetes, Dementia, Carotid artery disease, Kidney failure, Macular degeneration, Heart diseases, Stroke, Heart failure, Headaches & Migraine, Atrial flutter, Eclampsia, High risk pregnancy, Multi infarct d. ...Read more

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When is a patient considered hypertensive & require medication? Should there be a consistent high blood pressure & from what range of blood pressure?

When is a patient considered hypertensive & require medication? Should there be a consistent high blood pressure & from what range of blood pressure?

Hypertension.: The traditional cut off has been treating with the diastolic blood pressure is 90 or above. There are more detailed recommendations, but those are the basics. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Yes: If you have high blood pressure you can damage the small blood vessels in your eyes, you can have bleeding and there is the potential for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more

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Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

No: But you have a higher chance of preterm delivery because induction or c/s may become necc. For medical reasons. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

It depends: The high blood pressure and tachycardia(rapid heart rate)are common after surgery due to stress and not necessarily indicators or causes of a blood clot. However, some people do in fact develop a blood clot after surgery and a rapid heart rate might be a sign warranting further evaluation. ...Read more

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With high blood pressure and type 1 diabetes is there a particular BP medication that would be better than others?

With high blood pressure and type 1 diabetes is there a particular BP medication that would be better than others?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is extremely complex and different patients respond differently to different antihypertensives. However, patients with diabetes and high blood pressure should be on an ace inhibitor or arb for blood pressure control and kidney protection. ...Read more

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What would the risk of stroke be in a patient that is diagnosed with sle but has no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol and no hughes syndrome?

What would the risk of stroke be in a patient that is diagnosed with sle but has no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol and no hughes syndrome?

Higher: Arterial thrombosis patients with sle and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome are at higher risk of arterial thrombosis. There is accumulating evidence that patients with established disease are more likely to develop accelerated atherosclerotic vascular disease; it is unclear whether this is disease related or secondary to cortic. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of blood pressure 93/70 pulse 105?

Is there a risk of blood pressure 93/70 pulse 105?

See Dr.: Your pressure is a little on the low side and your pulse a little on the high side. See a dr. For a good physical and evaluation. ...Read more

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Help docs, is high blood pressure a potential risk if I'm having surgery that requires anesthesia?

Help docs, is high blood pressure a potential risk if I'm having surgery that requires anesthesia?

Maybe: It's important to make sure that all health problems such as high blood pressure are well controlled before you have surgery or anesthesia. Your physician anesthesiologist has medications available to treat high blood pressure if necessary during and after surgery. It rarely causes any serious problems, though heart attack and stroke risk are higher for high BP patients. See your primary MD. ...Read more

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Is there a genotype for high blood pressure?

Is there a genotype for high blood pressure?

Genotype for HBP: Yes in rare cases there are specific genes that cause high blood pressure. Other clues to genes are: Is there high blood pressure in your family? Do you have a twin with high blood pressure? Are of you African Descent especially African American. But we do not know the genes for most causes of high blood pressure. All genes today appear to involve salt metabolism as does much garden variety HTN. ...Read more

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Is a low pulse rate with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly woman?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more

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What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension /high blood pressure?

What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension  /high blood pressure?

No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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