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Low Blood Pressure After Bypass Surgery
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
Is lisinopril safe to take if I've had gastric bypass surgery? If not, what other blood pressure medicine would you recommend?
Gastric bypass: Should not affect the safety or efficacy of the lisinopril. Read more
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
Since I made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what I must do with this. Should stop taking sweets please help me. Thanks?
Dumping syndrome: Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
Needs more fluids: Nutrition and fluid intake following surgery is vital. Not having enough fluids will certainly result in dehyration, low blood pressure, and possible fainting. If your son does not feel better after increasing his fluid and food intake, he should be evaluated by the surgeon or his pediatrician. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count. I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of B12 help my low blood count? 3
Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue. Read more
What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. Read more
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) is not really a disease condition. In general, for your health, the lower your bp, the better. The exception to this is when you get symptoms like lighted-headedness or dizziness when you stand up or feel like you're about to faint. There are individuals whose BP is 80/50, and they feel fine. Other people may have 100/60 and feel dizzy because that is low for them. 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
Not bad: Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist. Chinese medicine practitioner as I helps balance your body without meds. 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
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