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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension), dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, lying flat, sitting upright,...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing nausea, dizziness (worsened by: sitting upright, prolonged standing) , low body weight and rapid heart rate. The following also describe me: Confusion, Low blood pressure (hypotension), Headache, and Lightheadedness. What should I do?
Go to the Emergency Department. You need to be seen and evaluated now.
There are many possibilities as to what is going on. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink a glass of wine when you have a cold? I tend to have really low blood pressure (very close to hypotension), too.
Go for it: Drinking a glass of wine will not affect your cold and it may make you feel better. Enjoy! ...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.
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
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
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
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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