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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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A persistant low blood pressure 60/90 over 10 days. What does it indicate for a house wife aged 40.?

A persistant low blood pressure 60/90 over 10 days. What does it indicate for a house wife aged 40.?

Depends: I assume you mean 90/60 as the first number is always higher. That is a lower than average blood pressure. If you feel ok, don't worry about it. People with low blood pressure live longer. If you are getting dizzy or having fatigue or other problems then maybe there is a problem. There are lots of things that can make the blood pressure low, so tests would be needed to find the problem. ...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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Low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure?

Can be normal: If it is always low and you feel fine, don't worry. Otherwise it can be caused by dehydration or other things. If it's new see your dr. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure?

What is low blood pressure?

90/60: Low blood pressure is generally anything under 90/60. This may be normal for diminutive female but if this blood pressure is new or is associated with symptoms it deserves evaluation. ...Read more

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Is this low blood pressure?

Is this low blood pressure?

"Low" is semantic: "normal" blood pressure is an arbitrary thing--i.e. Lower cutoffs of 100 systolic, 60 diastolic were created b/c above these are where the vast majority of people fall. However, many healthy people, as well as some people with heart or liver disease who are perfectly stable, have BP in the 80-90s range. The main point is if it is a change from your personal baseline, and whether you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

THERE ARE INDIGENOUS: People in the remotest areas of brazil with blood pressures averaging 50/30 and pulses in the 30-40's.
Bottom line is, it depends on the overall health of the individual. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure?

Low volume/vasodil: Either low cardiac output due to low or high hr's/low stroke volume or excessive vasodilation. Hormonal problems (like adrenal insuff) could rarely be a cause. Infection/sepsis/anemia or acute blood loss, dehydration, or cardiac pump/rhythm problems could cause. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure -what to do?

Low blood pressure -what to do?

Blood pressure: Ask your doc if anything needs to be done first. To raise BP we increase salt and fluid intakes and use support hose to increase venous return. ...Read more

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How to cure low blood pressure?

How to cure low blood pressure?

Variable: Depends on how low the BP is and what if any are the symptoms.
Best to get this answer after an exam from your DR. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: Low blood pressure is only dangerous if it is impairing adequate oxygen delivery to meet the needs of vital organs of the body, or if it signifies an underlying process that is dangerous if it worsens (e.g. Diffuse bacterial infection, or toxin poisoning). The actual number, in and of itself, is not dangerous if all organs remain working fine. ...Read more

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What creates low blood pressure?

What creates low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is related to the volume of blood in the vascular system, the resistance of the vascular system and the stroke volume of the heart. ...Read more

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How do I stop low blood pressure?

How do I stop low blood pressure?

See your doctor: Low blood pressure is not always abnormal -- but if you are not feeling well, you best see your doctor for more evaluation -. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Only if symptomatic: Only if it causes you to be dizzy or faint or if it unusual for you. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure hereditary?

Is low blood pressure hereditary?

Maybe: Yes, it can be. If you do not have light headedness, racing heart rate or any other discomfort, then do not worry about it. ...Read more

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What is a too low blood pressure?

What is a too low blood pressure?

Symptomatic: It's too low if you have symptoms

for example, there are people that walk around with blood pressure of 90/50 without any problems. There are others who are dizzy, wobbly and feel horrendous.

Some of these general guidelines go out the window dealing with really sick people, intensive care etc. Different set of rules in that case. ...Read more

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How to remove low blood pressure?

How to remove low blood pressure?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause rehydrate, replace electrolytes, stop BP lowering meds, treat sepsis, mi adrenal dysfunction etc. ...Read more

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Why is low blood pressure harmful?

Multiple side effect: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood pressure?

What to do for low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure might be a good thing. People live longer. It's just a number. If you feel fine, it is unlikely a problem. Now if you are sick and it is low, the treatment depends on the cause. For instance, bleeding. Stop the bleeding and give blood transfusion. Dehydration. Give fluids by mouth or intravenously. Infection. Give antibiotics. Adrenal insufficiency, give hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal. Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Depends: Low BP or "hypotension" (less than 120/80) is always bad if happened all of a sudden. It has got several reasons. Of those reasons the common bad ones are 1)severe dehydration, any cause of 2)bleeding, any where in our body, 3)infections, hormonal dysfunction, and 4) heart conditions with failure, or hear attacks, to name a few. For some it can be a normal finding too, as low as 80/60. ...Read more

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What does low blood pressure mean?

Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure too low?

Based on symptoms: While too high a BP is well known, too low is not well defined usually we base too low on dizzyness and even syncope (passing out). ...Read more

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Why would I have. Low blood pressure?

Why would I have. Low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: If we make the assumption you are otherwise normal, you may just have baseline stroke volume and peripheral vascular resistance that yields a low but normal pressure. As soon as we allow abnormal considerations low blood volume, low stroke volume, low resistance and reasons for them all come into play. ...Read more

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What is a unsafe low blood pressure?

Passing out: When the BP gets so low that you're passing out or dizzy all the time, it's too low. ...Read more

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What could cause low blood pressure?

Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Also, medications can also do this. Autonomic dysfunctions as in parkinson disease or advanced diabetes; heart failure, liver failure, rapid blood loss/bleeding etc...Are other major causes. If you have problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to deal with low blood pressure?

How low?: The best thing will be to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about low blood pressure?

I generally: Tell my patients that unless the "Low blood pressure" is SYMPTOMATIC you are at advantage in terms of heart disease and future stroke etc. If symptomatic the exact reason for the low blood pressure should be evaluated!

Hope this is helpful
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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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