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Loss Of Appetite Low Blood Pressure
I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.
Get Checked!: I do not know the reason for your original pulmonary embolism, but with the symptoms you are describing there are a multitude of issues possible. The most concerning is the possibility of a recurrent pulmonary embolus. You should be seen in the ER as soon as possible for further evaluation in order to make sure this is not a life threatening issue! ...Read more
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
Can low blood pressure be caused by weight loss? My last 3 blood pressure readings (over 2 mths) were 80/66, 89/62 and 90/66. I have lost 35 kilos in the last year
I have a progesterone defiantly causing memory loss, anxiety, low blood pressure, and much more. Any suggestions on how to raise my progesterone?
See your dr.: If you were diagnosed w/ Progesterone deficiency, you should see the dr. Who diagnosed you so that he or she can do an evaluation to determine the cause including problems w/ your adrenal glands or ovaries. Low Progesterone usually occurs in postmenopausal women. It may cause anxiety or memory difficulties but causes high blood pressure not low. Your dr. Can talk to u about different treatments. ...Read more
Urgent! Ihad attacks for 6 months. Rapid heart yet very low blood pressure, can't walk without dizziness and loss of feeling, no sleep, etc. Ideas?
What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more
He was in e.R. They couldn't find anything wrong. Slightly elevated r.B.C. And slightly low blood pressure. Could it be sudden drop in blood pressure?
Depends: Like most of medicine we try to find the cause of the problem so we can target the therapy. Treating the underlying cause is the most effective therapy instead of just treating the symptoms. A full work up needs to be done with possible tests including and echo and tilt table test. ...Read more
As long as it is asymptomatic, low BP can imply health. There are lots of people who have systolic blood pressures in the 90s (the top number) and feel just fine.
If the low BP causes symptoms (lightheadedness), then that might mean a condition where the body has a hard time keeping the pressures elevated. Your doctor can order a test to determine this. ...Read more
Syncope/Collapse: Clinical terms for passing out. More common reason related to blood pressure would be low blood pressure though in rare situations, very high blood pressure might cause someone to lose consciousness. The preceding symptoms would likely be different. Typical low blood pressure, if systems working: faint lightheaded feeling, rapid heart rate, and sweating are common. ...Read more
Blood pressure: If no symptoms and no problems caused by it, not necessary. If it needs treatment by increasing fluid and salt intake and if needed by some medications. ...Read more
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
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
Blood pressure of <90/60 is considered low. Yet many, thin young women are walking around with this. If there is no sign or symptoms of diminished delivery, there is no need for any treatment.
If there is symptoms or shock, then Alpha agents can be used. One could use mineralocorticoids, steroids, pressor agents. ...Read more
Low BP Children: Yes, and it;s likely normal :-).Get a more detailed answer ›
Water and sodium:
Increasing the amount of salt in your diet may help your bp
decrease in Folic Acid & vitamin B12 can lead to anemia which can create low bp
magnesium plays a role in blood pressure
the green chlorophyll in vegetables such as spinach and kale contain magnesium
other dietary sources include cashews almonds soybeans and halibut
caffeine also may increase bp. ...Read more
Low BP: Low bp, especially on standing quickly, can make you want to faint. If it is a problem check with your dr. Re medications, cardiac or other problems. ...Read more
No: Lower is usually better, unless it is from a disease state of your heart or dehydration or adrenal disease such as addison's. In other words, if you feel good and your general health seems good, it is nothing to worry about. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you are having symptoms related to it: dizziness, weakness, heart pounding, fainting, etc... ...Read more
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