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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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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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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

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What is the highest blood pressure you can have and still be considered hypotension?

What is the highest blood pressure you can have and still be considered hypotension?

It's a relative term: Hypotension is blood pressure that is below the pressure normally expected for an individual in a given situation. It is a relative term because "normal" blood pressure varies with activity, age, meds, and underlying medical conditions. That means if a person is usually 130/80, gets dehydrated and drops to 90/60 and gets dizzy, he has hypotension; but a runner who lives at 90/60 is normal there. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal drop in blood pressure from standing to laying down? (Not laying to standing/orthostatic hypotension).

What is considered a normal drop in blood pressure from standing to laying down?  (Not laying to standing/orthostatic hypotension).

About 10 or less: when you lie down and your blood pools, your blood pressure should drop but no more than 10 mm of mercury. some argue however that a drop in blood pressure when you lie down is not pathological. why do you ask?? ...Read more

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If i inflate blood pressure cuff then stand my sys drops 20 but if i take it a minute after its normal again. Hororthostatic hypotension? Male 22.

Stop Testing: I think it appears you are driving yourself crazy. Ten thousand questions on healthtap is not going to help or change what you are experiencing. All humans have a transient hypotension or change in heart rate when they are sitting to standing. It may even be more pronounced in the young thin very healthy person and then if the ambient temperature is high then even more pronounced. Stop testing. ...Read more

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Found out I have a microadenoma on post pituitary. Have been suffering from low blood pressure, low glucose and low estrogen for years. Any relation?

Found out I have a microadenoma on post pituitary. Have been suffering from low blood pressure, low glucose and low estrogen for years. Any relation?

Posterior Pituitary: tumors are rare. Clinically one may see diabetes insipidus and symptoms due to mass effect (including hypopituitarism due to compression / involvement of the pituitary stalk) In general the majority of pituitary microadenomas (less than 1 cm) are asymptomatic. I would consult with an endocrinologist and a neurologist if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Heart condition: This is likely a heart condition that needs to be evaluated asap. When the heart is not working efficiently or effectively, the heart may not pump as fast as it should or as strong as it should. This will limit blood flow equaling low blood pressure. This will cause less blood flow going to the brain and hence causing dizziness. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

Not sure: Not sure what you have, but starvation could cause all 3. Are you on a special diet? Chronic blood loss (eg heavy periods) would cause the first 2. Finally, chronic pancreatitis could cause all 3 - do you have abdominal pain? ...Read more

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


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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