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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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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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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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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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Is a laid down blood pressure of 120/55 hr 64 when stood up it went to 125/70 hr 74 classed as hypotension?

Is a laid down blood pressure of 120/55 hr 64 when stood up it went to 125/70 hr 74 classed as hypotension?

No: It has to be over 15 mm drop from supine to stanading up with symptoms of dizzinees associated with it. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

Orthostatic: You will need a proper assessment of supine and standing BP preformed correctly with a manual cuff to confirm your suspicion by a competent physician with attention to detail and measurement protocol. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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