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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
Once
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Considering gastric bypass surgery current 334lb on blood pressure med. Pre diabetes With this surgery will i be able to stop BP meds & avoid diabetes?

Considering gastric bypass surgery current 334lb on blood pressure med. Pre diabetes With this surgery will i be able to stop BP meds & avoid diabetes?

Possibly: Recent evidence demonstrates tremendous improvement in risk factors after bariatric surgery. It is especially helpful for folks who have been unable to sustain weight loss achieved by other means. Good luck on your quest for better health!! Realize you still have the most important role to play in getting better. ...Read more

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I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5,4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5,4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

Perhaps: Your doctor can guide you through the process of attaining weight loss surgery. Provided they have exhausted all medical means and reversed hormonal causes you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible and good luck. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure after open hearst surgery?

What is low blood pressure after open hearst surgery?

100/60: After an open heart surgery, a BP of <100/60 will start to get some attention but is not an emergency. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old son fainted frm low blood pressure 90/53 & dehydrtion 3 days aftr oral surgery.Now 3 days after faint & still low.His reg BP was 110/68. ?

My 11 yr old son fainted frm low blood pressure 90/53 & dehydrtion 3 days aftr oral surgery.Now 3 days after faint & still low.His reg BP was 110/68. ?

See a Dr.: If you haven't already, you should consider bringing your son to see a pediatrician. Fainting and/or low blood pressure after surgery can signal there is a complication, which should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Rise slowly from lying down or seated to standing
once
Stay hydrated
once
Consider compression stalkings as long as you have no contraindication
once
Increase your salt intake, but only if your doctor feels this is safe
once
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What can happen to someone who has low blood pressure, and is going through surgery?

What can happen to someone who has low blood pressure, and is going through surgery?

High risk of stroke: People face a higher risk of stroke after surgery if they have low blood pressure during their operation. ...Read more

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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

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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

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