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Low Blood Pressure Night Sweats
I'm 21 yr old female. I have low blood pressure, night sweats, palpitations, headaches, nausea and tiredness. Any ideas on possible causes?
Many things: Could be a variety of things including but not limited to anxiety, anemia, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, leukemia or lymphoma, migraine, the list goes on. Be sure and see your family physician or internist soon. This will require a careful history physical exam, and blood work to figure out. ...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
I had slight double vision while driving after dark last night and I'm wondering if low blood pressure could have been a contributing factor?
I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. What can I do to put it normal?
It depends: Know that it's normal for your blood pressure to decrease at night. But two things that matter to determine if this is worrisome, is how low is low and do you have any symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, and/or weakness when your blood pressure is "low". This information is very helpful for better counseling you. ...Read more
Why do I wake up in the middle of the night, and have low blood pressure when I check? Tonight 91/52, pulse 56. Concerned.
I'm woken in the night by my heart racing so fast. What could this be. I have low blood pressure and have just started taken toprimate.
Several things maybe: It could be anything from anxiety to nightmares to the thrill of having watched Peter Pan live on NBC the other night and realizing that two of the actors in the production were from Cleveland, Ohio (where I live). Or, it certainly could be a side effect of the topiramate if you have only been taking that medication for a few days or a few weeks and this started right after it. ...Read more
Don't worry.: Blood pressure usually is lowest late evening and with early sleep. Paradoxically, it raises in the early morning (7am-10am). This is called arousal activation of the nervous system. Don't worry, unless you have sx. Also, if you are on BP meds, many are evening dosed to prevent the moring rise! ...Read more
Extremely low blood pressure at night & upon awakening (100/45-50) then normal throughout day. What can cause this?
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
Low BP Children: Yes, and it;s likely normal :-).Get a more detailed answer ›
Water and sodium:
Increasing the amount of salt in your diet may help your bp
decrease in Folic Acid & vitamin B12 can lead to anemia which can create low bp
magnesium plays a role in blood pressure
the green chlorophyll in vegetables such as spinach and kale contain magnesium
other dietary sources include cashews almonds soybeans and halibut
caffeine also may increase bp. ...Read more
Low BP: Low bp, especially on standing quickly, can make you want to faint. If it is a problem check with your dr. Re medications, cardiac or other problems. ...Read more
No: Lower is usually better, unless it is from a disease state of your heart or dehydration or adrenal disease such as addison's. In other words, if you feel good and your general health seems good, it is nothing to worry about. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you are having symptoms related to it: dizziness, weakness, heart pounding, fainting, etc... ...Read more
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
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
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