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Is low blood pressure in cancer patients dangerous?

Is low blood pressure in cancer patients dangerous?

Can Be: Low BP can be dangerous. Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

No problem: Low blood pressure is never a medical problem unless you are symptomatic, such as dizziness and light headed. If not, no worries! if so, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Help please! could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Help please! could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Not directly : Low BP can occur in cancer due to dehydration or severe infections and some chemotherapy agents. It can also occur if there has been significant weight loss. But isolated low blood pressure in someone who is otherwise healthy is unlikely to be due to cancer. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure and cancer - what causes it?

Low blood pressure and cancer - what causes it?

Blood pressure/cance: No one knows what causes most types of cancer. There are certain kinds of cancer the cause thereof has been found such as cervical cancer where human papilloma virus plays the vital role. The cause of low blood pressure is not known either. A mix of hormonal and vascular factors along with the genetic make up of the person plays the crucial role. ...Read more

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Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

Low carb, high prot.: A low carbohydrate/high protein diet is likely the best to help with these things. It does depend on the type of diabetes as type i needs Insulin and so more sugar/carbohydrate might be needed to avoid hypoglycemia, and type ii doesn't need Insulin and so less carbs may be needed. But either way a diet rich in proteins and vegetables like carrots and celery and exercise and low in carbs is good. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure effect on the mental state of mind of the patient ?

Low blood pressure effect on the mental state of mind of the patient ?

Low BP: Severe and prolonged low blood pressure may result in diminished blood flow to brain resulting in confusion and possibly loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure after inferior wall mi, what steps to be taken to control BP n is air travel safe for such patients who had their mi 2 days earlier?

Low blood pressure after inferior wall mi, what steps to be taken to control BP n is air travel safe for such patients who had their mi 2 days earlier?

Heart attack : Blood pressure is often decreased after mi. We generally don't recommend air travel after an mi for at least 6weeks but this depends on the patients situation. Talk to the doc. ...Read more

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What are the possible negative outcomes for emergency IV fluid treatment for a patient with low blood pressure who also has end stage renal disease?

Dialysis patient: The fact that needs to be ascertained is what the low BP was caused by. Was the patient bleeding or have a heart attack? When was the patient's last hemodialysis? Iv fluids may be appropriate in the short term and the object of therapy is to find the cause of the low BP and treat it. I assume that the patient is in the hospital and can be dialyzed for fluid removal with pressors to raise it. ...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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