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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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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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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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Grandma has low blood pressure & needing adrenalin following surgery. Should I be worried?

Grandma has low blood pressure & needing adrenalin following surgery. Should I be worried?

Yes?: I not sure why she needed surgery but if it was an emergency you should be concerned. However it is not very uncommen that BP will need to be supported in the perioperative period in the elderly especially if they have comorbidity and the majority eventually do well. Read more

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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 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.?

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 more

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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

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

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Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Low BP: First off, your systolic BP should be around 100, when you are pregnant. Second the blood loss from a cs will lower is further.? 90? 50.

Some iron pills for three months and recuperation from your pregnancy should be all you need.

Other wise if symptoms persist, see your gyn. Read more

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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. Read more

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Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

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

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What can be done to make low blood pressure higher?

What can be done to make low blood pressure higher?

Depends: 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

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How do you reverse low blood pressure when it drops?

How do you reverse low blood pressure when it drops?

Hydration.: Depending on severity and etiology.
Trndlenberg positon (head down). Iv fluids, if there is bleedins give blood transfusion. If they are on hypertensive meds stop them.

If it is mild, drink fluids with electrolytes. Avoid dehydration, if you are on meds get them adjusted. Read more

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Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Yes: Period of inadequate blood flow, if too long, leads to ischemia / poor organ function or organ failure. Heads toward msof (multi-system organ failure, aka mods: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). Extremely high mortality. Read more

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Are there any home remedies to cure low blood pressure?

Are there any home remedies to cure low blood pressure?

Maybe: First, if you are any medications that may lower your blood pressure, check with your doc about possibly reducing the dose, or changing medication. If you are not on any medication, try increase your intake of non-caffeinated beverages, and your salt intake. Read more

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Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

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

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Is there anything that can cause real low blood pressure?

Is there anything that can cause real low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Blood pressure is related to blood volume, peripheral vascular resistance, stroke volume, and impelling force. The commonest causes of low pressure are decreased vascular resistance and hypovolemia. Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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