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What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

Below 90: Blood pressure in men or women where the systolic (top) number is less than 90 is almost always too low and results in dizziness, light headedness and fatigue. Anyone used to higher numbers having the symptoms with systolic below 100 should have a workup to find and treat the cause is recommended. ...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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What are common reasons for low blood pressure in adults?

What are common reasons for low blood pressure in adults?

Fluid: Dehydration is the commonest cause. Addison's disease is a rare cause. Sepsis is an ominous cause. Cardiogenic shock is a terminal cause. Low BP can be completely normal in some people too! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no issues. ...Read more

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How can i deal with low blood pressure in the heat

How can i deal with low blood pressure in the heat

Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart rhythm or other heart problem. Athletes often have low heart rates and low BP due to their extreme fitness. Dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) can cause low BP - treated with support hose, postural maneuvers and medicines. ...Read more

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If I have normal low blood pressure (in range 80/60 approximately).can I take propranolol?

If I have normal low blood pressure (in range 80/60 approximately).can I take propranolol?

Low BP TAKE BB?: 20 F of unknown FHx med Hx or medicine Hx notes I have lowish BP asks can I take propranolol. ANS depends on what propranolol is given for. Ask your team. ...Read more

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What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

What can I do for low blood pressure in men?

Depends: Like most of medicine we try to find the cause of the problem so we can target the therapy . Treating the underlying cause is the most effective therapy instead of just treating the symptoms. A full work up needs to be done with possible tests including and echo and tilt table test. ...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 -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. Arthur Balin
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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