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Doctor insights on: Low Blood Pressure And Fluid Retention

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Severe COPD. Cor pulmonale. V low blood pressure. Not relieved by drip fluids. Cause? Tests? Worried this may be end stage COPD or Cor pulmonale.

Severe COPD. Cor pulmonale. V low blood pressure. Not relieved by drip fluids. Cause? Tests? Worried this may be end stage COPD or Cor pulmonale.

2 conditions: 2 treatable conditions will need to be ruled out: sepsis and adrenal insufficiency, common in patients with COPD. A 2D- echocardiogram would also help in estimating ejection fraction as well as pulmonary pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


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Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Yes: You have symptoms associated with the low blood pressure. Good to hear you are drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet. I would see your MD for an orthostatic blood pressure test and if it's positive consider seeing a Cardiologist for a tilt table test. Sometimes people with low blood pressure with symptoms may require medication to stabilize it. ...Read more

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I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

Dose adjustment: Fine tune dose adjustment (your dr will do it) or a switch to different preparation/brand/ drug/combination will probably help. Tell your dr. ...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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Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Low bp: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20032298.

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What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

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

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What can low blood pressure cause in the body?

What can low blood pressure cause in the body?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

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What does having very low blood pressure imply?

What does having very low blood pressure imply?

It depends: 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

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Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

This is orthostasis.: First therapy is drink planety of fluids and take salt (yes). Second is to check your blood pressure in different positions. If abnormal, your doctor will recommend a tilt table test, especially if symptomatic. ...Read more

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How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

Low volume: Hello aurora --
hypotension or low blood pressure is most commonly caused by low volume status -- that is not having enough hydration regularly -- please also see other explanations I have posted previously. ...Read more

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Is passing out due to high or low blood pressure?

Is passing out due to high or low blood pressure?

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

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Can you tell me how to raise my low blood pressure?

Can you tell me how to raise my low blood pressure?

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

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What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is low blood pressure?

Can you tell me how dangerous is low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood pressure and I'm home alone?

What to do for low blood pressure and I'm home alone?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to regulate my low blood pressure?

What do you suggest to regulate my low blood pressure?

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

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


Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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