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Low Blood Pressure Lung Cancer
I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. My pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?
The question is?: To get the most out of this public site, you list background information and ask a related question. You have listed a few health problems but no clear question. You are welcome to start over, but keep these items in mind. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.
Get Checked!: I do not know the reason for your original pulmonary embolism, but with the symptoms you are describing there are a multitude of issues possible. The most concerning is the possibility of a recurrent pulmonary embolus. You should be seen in the ER as soon as possible for further evaluation in order to make sure this is not a life threatening issue! ...Read more
On celexa (citalopram) 20mg for 6 days. Perscribed for chest pain they said was related to anxiety. Already have low blood pressure, getting lower, is this safe?
Celexa (citalopram): Should not affect BP or cause chest pains. ...Read more
Slight pressure in chest. Blood in saliva. Blood on back of tongue left side. Quit smoking 3 years ago. Worried it may be lung cancer.
Blood in saliva: And in mouth indicates the need for you to see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't self-diagnose. There are a number of possibilities. Congrats on quitting smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.
Can Be: Low BP can be dangerous. Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
Get checked: If you have had adequate thyroid replacement, your BP should not be affected by the thyroid removal. One of the potential complications is having the parathyroid removed or damaged and thus lowering your supply of parathyroid hormone as well. Have you had other symptoms aside from the low blood pressure? If your BP has dropped more than 20 mm, you need to check with your doctor to find out why ...Read more
LOW BLOOD PRESSURE FOR TWO MONTH CRP IS 16 (NORMAL IS UP TO 5) ESR IS 24 (NORMAL TO 20)ALL ANOTHER BLOOD TESTS IS NORMAL COULD IT ANY TYPE CANCER?
My wife is getting low blood pressure once in a couple of months, also she gets bouts of breathlessness. 2D echo, Lung Finction test, Stress normal?
Blood pressure/cance: No one knows what causes most types of cancer. There are certain kinds of cancer the cause thereof has been found such as cervical cancer where human papilloma virus plays the vital role. The cause of low blood pressure is not known either. A mix of hormonal and vascular factors along with the genetic make up of the person plays the crucial role. ...Read more
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
As long as it is asymptomatic, low BP can imply health. There are lots of people who have systolic blood pressures in the 90s (the top number) and feel just fine.
If the low BP causes symptoms (lightheadedness), then that might mean a condition where the body has a hard time keeping the pressures elevated. Your doctor can order a test to determine this. ...Read more
Syncope/Collapse: Clinical terms for passing out. More common reason related to blood pressure would be low blood pressure though in rare situations, very high blood pressure might cause someone to lose consciousness. The preceding symptoms would likely be different. Typical low blood pressure, if systems working: faint lightheaded feeling, rapid heart rate, and sweating are common. ...Read more
Blood pressure: If no symptoms and no problems caused by it, not necessary. If it needs treatment by increasing fluid and salt intake and if needed by some medications. ...Read more
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate.
Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more
Blood pressure of <90/60 is considered low. Yet many, thin young women are walking around with this. If there is no sign or symptoms of diminished delivery, there is no need for any treatment.
If there is symptoms or shock, then Alpha agents can be used. One could use mineralocorticoids, steroids, pressor agents. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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