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Low Blood Pressure Swollen Ankles
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
Not necessarily: There are many causes of edema (swelling) in the extremities. Hypertension is one of them, but just because your ankles are swollen doesn't mean you have high blood pressure. You should see a doctor and get your blood pressure tested to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: You may have bad valves within the blood vessels allowing fluic to accumulate. ...Read more
I have p.K.D. And high blood pressure around 180/100 along with swollen ankles, vomitting, dizziness, and vision trouble. Could it have progressed?
Pkd symptoms: PKD generates hi BP. You are taking excellent meds, yet the BP is too high. This reflects progressive cyst growth and crowding. Your symptoms likely reflect CNS effects of high BP, but could reflect rising B urea-N levels and creatinine levels == early uremia. Swollen ankles mean fluid retention - which drives bp higher and also reflects impaired renal excretion. Urgent eval and RX needed! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?
Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal. Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more
Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low can you go?: Is not just about limbo, it can also be about your blood pressure. If your top number is 90 or less, the key is how do you feel? Dizzy, lightheaded [especially when you sit up or stand up], heart running fast, even passing out. ... Not good. Talk with your doc! On the other hand, some people - especially athletes or yogis - feel fine & it's a sign of how healthy, body& mind, they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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