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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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If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

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 more

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I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

Not always: There are many causes of swelling. Seek the cause. Blood pressure is easy to check , and may not be related unless some degree of congestive heart failure from prolonged poorly treated hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles i take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

What causes swollen ankles i take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

See your doctor: You may have bad valves within the blood vessels allowing fluic to accumulate. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Need to be examined: With your history we can not tell you what caused the red spots and it needs to be examined by your doctor so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I stop low blood pressure?

How do I stop low blood pressure?

See your doctor: Low blood pressure is not always abnormal -- but if you are not feeling well, you best see your doctor for more evaluation -. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

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 more

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What does low blood pressure mean?

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

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How to deal with low blood pressure?

How low?: The best thing will be to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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