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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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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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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

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

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I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired. ?

I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired. ?

Depends: Low blood pressure and whether it will affect you depends on your body habitus, nutritional status, medications, how fit you are, etc. If you have symptoms of headaches, dizziness, fatigue then discuss this with your doctor. Get blood tests and a physical exam. That blood pressure in your age is not necessarily dangerous if you're asymptomatic. There are several reasons for being tired too. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension), dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright,...

Needs to be: Evaluated. A number of hormonal issues could be involved: cortisol; thyroid. See your doc. By the way: giving your BP would help! ...Read more

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What is it? I have difficulty walking, low blood pressure (hypotension) and groin pain.

What is it? I have difficulty walking, low blood pressure (hypotension) and groin pain.

Uncertain: This sounds like postural hypotension. This means the blood pressure drops when you're up. There can be a variety of mechanisms and also therapies to help maintain it. I'm uncertain why I have a groin pain also. These are things you can discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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With hypotension, when is a low blood pressure dangeroysly low, my wifes is 95 over 56?

With hypotension, when is a low blood pressure dangeroysly low, my wifes is 95 over 56?

Symptoms: Low blood pressure is a problem if it falls quickly or is associated with symptoms like fainting. If her blood pressure is routinely at 95/56 and she does not have symptoms, that is normal for her. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from hypotension and would like to know what can I use to boost my low blood pressure. ? I was using Akrinor before & now rely on more water & salt but they don't help that much.

I'm suffering from hypotension and would like to know what can I use to boost my low blood pressure. ? I was using Akrinor before & now rely on more water & salt but they don't help that much.

Hawthorne,licorice &: Salt only raises BP significantly in a minority of people!
Licorice root often raises BP. Hawthorne berries can raise it for those with low BP.
Hypotension can be caused by low adrenal function so adrenal support herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola may help. For other ideas see http://healthy-ojas.com/lowbp/hypotension-natural-herbal.html ...Read more

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Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Yes: Postural hypotension means, by definition, that the BP falls when you assume an upright posture. The starting BP isn't necessarily low. For instance, supine BP could be 200/100 and with standing, BP might fall to 160/70: this is also postural hypotension. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...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 ?

Can be normal: If it is always low and you feel fine, dont 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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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