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Low Blood Pressure After Surgery
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
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
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
I gave my grandmother her low blood pressure medication 2 times today accidently, after the second one she threw up , what can be the consequences?
What meds?: Without knowing the particular meds involved, the potential effects of taking extra doses would be to lower her blood pressure too much. If she is not feeling well, the safest thing is to take her to an urgent care center or ER so her BP can be checked and monitored and she can be treated if her BP is too low! Her heart rate may also be too low depending on the meds she took so take her for eval! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was out all day and exposed to direct sun for 4 hrs, i fainted twice after that and had low blood pressure and pulse, am i badly sick?!
Why when I stand up after sitting does my vision become fuzzy, go black and a few seconds later rerurn? I have low blood pressure and don't eat meat
Hypotension : You have postural hypotension, in which your sudden standing up doesn't allow enough time for your heart to pump hard or fast enough to get blood to your head. This is what make you feel dizzy, blurry or even tunnel vision during these episodes. It's best to standup more slowly & wait till you feel ok before moving. You should have your MD check your BP/heart & blood counts to make sure you're ok ...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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