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Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

M.D. visit: A first step in the management of these symptoms is to have your cardio-pulmonary condition assessed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension should be considered in the work up. ...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


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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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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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What does low blood pressure mean?

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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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?

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
Dr Z ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

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

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How can you treat low blood pressure?

BP: Thorough medical workup will help determine the cause & treating that is the answer. ...Read more

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How can I treat my low blood pressure?

How can I treat my low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Speak with your doctor to see whether your blood pressure is a concern and what to do about it, if the doctor says treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

How low can you go?: Is not just about limbo, it can also be about your blood pressure. If your top number is 90 or less, the key is how do you feel? Dizzy, lightheaded [especially when you sit up or stand up], heart running fast, even passing out. ... Not good. Talk with your doc! On the other hand, some people - especially athletes or yogis - feel fine & it's a sign of how healthy, body& mind, they are. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

Variable: Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can affect people in various ways. Symptoms may include dizziness, visual disturbances, passing out or even just weakness and fatigue. ...Read more

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What can cause such low blood pressure?

What can cause such low blood pressure?

Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, thyroid dysfunction, medications etc. ...Read more

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How can someone cure low blood pressure?

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix low blood pressure?

What can I do to fix low blood pressure?

Fix?: How do you know it needs to be fixed? Unless you're passing out, low BP is generally a good thing. ...Read more

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How can someone raise 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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How common is it to have low blood pressure?

How common is it to have low blood pressure?

Sometimes: Low blood pressure is actually better in terms of decreased heart and stroke risk. Low blood pressure can be normal for individuals who can be genetically predisposed that way. Low blood pressure is not normal if you feel dizzy or lightheaded or feel like your heart is pounding all the time. Most common cause of low BP is dehydration, so the treatment is drinking more fluids. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: Depends on how low you are talking about. Most people that say they have low blood pressure mean that they are normal but their pressure is on the low side of normal. If your pressure is abnormally low you need to be under medical care. A healthy well balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grass bed beef, bison, chicken, wild salmon, walnuts, almond milk, rice milk should keep you well. ...Read more

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What should we do to cure low blood pressure.

No "cure": Typically when we talk about curing a disease, we think about treatment that results in eliminating the disease. For most people who have essential high blood pressure, there is no "cure", i.e. They have to take medications for a long time, possibly for the rest of their lives. In some, weight loss and dietary restrictions may control bp. There are also invasive procedures that may help in others. ...Read more

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I'm 62 yrs old. Is 96/66 low blood pressure?

Yes: Blood pressure of 96/66 has no clinical significance if one has no symptoms. There are certain medications which can cause, low blood pressure, in that case you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Probably normal: It depends if you have symptoms or not, or if you are on medications to control elevated blood pressure, or if you have underlying cardiac conditions.

For some underlying abnormal conditions: consider dehydration, heart failure, anemia, low thyroid, or low cortisol. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

Causes fainting: When your blood pressure is too low, you do not get enough oxygen to your brain and people feel lightheaded, dizzy or like they are going to faint. That is dangerous, but the most common cause of low blood pressure is not enough fluids or dehydration. If you are still having low blood pressure and feeling dizzy after drinking at least 64 oz per day, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure make you feel? 100/60

Blood pressure: The pressure of 100/60 is normal it is not low unless your normal is over 160mmhg systolic. The main symptom of low BP is light headedness. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Weakness, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia.
Severe hypotension may result in mental status changes, coma or even death. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is low blood pressure?

How do I know exactly what is low blood pressure?

Symptoms: We typically do not worry how low your blood pressure is unless you are having symptoms associated with your low pressure (lightheadedness, syncope, low energy, etc...). ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor low blood pressure?

Blood pressure contr: Weight loss, regular exercise, increase water consumption, magnesium supplement and many herbs may help. ...Read more

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What physical signs of low blood pressure are there?

Hypotension: Lightheadedness
dizziness
fainting
cool extremities
confusion
poor capillary refill time
dizziness w/ standing up. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have 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 cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks I suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, I would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more

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What are the food to eat for a low blood pressure person?

What are the food to eat for a low blood pressure person?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc. These are so called modifiable risk factor-you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are risks with low blood pressure?

Poor perfusion: A certain blood pressure is needed to make sure our vital organs, ie brain, heart, kidneys get enough oxygen. If your blood pressure is dangerously low, you can develop heart attacks, lose consciousness or get kidney failure. Low blood pressure is only dangerous if you are feeling light headed. Most people who have so called "low blood pressure" but no symptoms do not need to worry. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure a good thing or a bad thing to have?

Moderation: Everything in moderation: generally, lower is better but too low can be dangerous and cause its own problems. Ideal is 110/70 or close thereto. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

What is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

Depends on symptoms: A symptomatic pt will require a full work up with full h&p with labs holter, echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented. If no symptoms then no treatment is neccesary. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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
1,360 Doctors shared insights

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