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Low Blood Sugar And Low Blood Pressure
What should I do about my fainting? Ever since childhood (i'm in my late 20s now), i've fainted at least once a year. The reasons for it vary, from dehydration, to low blood sugar, to low blood pressure. Most of the time, though, the reason is unknown an
I : I am so sorry that this keeps happening to you. I can understand your concern and frustration. I am glad that you had an eeg and 24-hour eeg. I would recommend that you see a cardiologist to evaluate you for a cardiac problem such as an arrhythmia. That would be the next reasonable thing to do. The only things you can try to do, which you are probably already doing, are eating small frequent high protein meals, 4-5 times a day, and stay well-hydrated. But please see a cardiologist next for an evaluation. ...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
Currently on iron pills to treat iron deficiency. Dizziness, sweating, and fainting on my period. Could that be low blood sugar or low blood pressure?
Low: Yes, it could be either or both. But it could be something entirely unrelated. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Stroke: Among other things you could have brain injury from either. Fainting from low BP results in falling. Avoid confined spaces like phone booths. One cannot assume a recumbent position which will helps to restore good blood flow to the brain. You need to avoid both low blood sugar and low bp. Get it checked out right away. ...Read more
Significant: High BP is when the pressure inside your arteries is too high - typically > 135/85, which can lead to stroke, heart attack and death. Low blood pressure is when the pressure is too low in the arteries. This can be caused by dehydration, anemia, medications, or infections. Either condition is serious and needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Does low blood pressure and low sugar go hand in hand what causes low blood pressure and low blood sugar?
A Few Things: Low blood sugar and low blood pressure can be seen together in patients with sepsis, an addisonian crisis, some other things. The 2 don't necessarily go hand in hand. People with diabetes and other metabolic conditions will often have low blood sugar, but normal blood pressure. There are other conditions where blood pressure is low and sugars are normal like pots, etc. ...Read more
"Low" is semantic: "normal" blood pressure is an arbitrary thing--i.e. Lower cutoffs of 100 systolic, 60 diastolic were created b/c above these are where the vast majority of people fall. However, many healthy people, as well as some people with heart or liver disease who are perfectly stable, have BP in the 80-90s range. The main point is if it is a change from your personal baseline, and whether you have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...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
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