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What risks are associated with low and high blood pressure?

What risks are associated with low and high blood pressure?

Different: Low: dizziness, loss of consciousness, organ shut down, eg acute kidney failure, death.
High: none in the short run unless extremely high. In the long run: stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, heart attack, aortic aneurysm, death. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If I can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more

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Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Hypertension is a validated major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and requires thoughtful and effective treatment. Most cases of low blood pressure are benign unless accompanied by dizziness or altered consciousness. ...Read more

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What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

Depends: High blood pressure can cause damage to the blood vessels of your organs and can cause strain to your heart. .. Low blood pressure can result in not enough blood and oxygen going to your organs and can cause you to faint or your organs to malfunction. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have high blood pressure can you have bouts of low blood pressure?

I'm just wondering, if you have high blood pressure can you have bouts of low blood pressure?

Sure: Though that said, the most common cause of low BP in patients previously with high BP is meds. That said, as the arteries get stiffer, it's easier to have large swings between your lower and higher bps. Make sure all measurements are being taken at rest and not around times of exercise. ...Read more

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Ok I'm 31 6ft tal n weight 350 I have high blood pressure n this is freaking me out my hart rate is all ways runing low like out 55 r 54 what could?

Ok I'm 31 6ft tal n weight 350 I have high blood pressure n this is freaking me out my hart rate is all ways runing low like out 55 r 54 what could?

Blood Pressure Meds: I would bet you are on medication for your blood pressure. If you are not then you are indeed in trouble and need to get to your doctor's office to correct this asap. ...Read more

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What's risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

What's risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What could be causing high blood pressure and low pulse in a fit person?

What could be causing high blood pressure and low pulse in a fit person?

Hypertension=common: Cardiovascular fitness often results in lower heart rate, but high blood pressure still occur. Essential hypertension (causse unknown) accounts for >90% of cases and being physically fit does not eliminate hypertension--it helps. Obesity/sedentary lifestyles make it worse. So, diet/exercercise is always advisable. Keep exercising and consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?

Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?

Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read more

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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function. ...Read more

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Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Absolutely: Your blood pressure could potentially drop too low if the dose is to high especially in combination with other blood pressure lowering medications or if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood pressure and low body temperature what to do?

Diagnosed with high blood pressure and low body temperature what to do?

Metabolic cause?: Would ensure that anemia or thyroid abnormality was not present.

May need a good complete evaluation by an internal medicine physician. ...Read more

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Can low oxgen make you chills chills at 84 degrees pulmonology high blood pressure

Uncertain: I am afraid you are going to need to resubmit your question as unfortunately, I am not able to understand what information you are seeking. Low levels of oxygen can be very dangerous to all your organs. ...Read more

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What kind is diet is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.

What kind is diet is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.

See below: High iron foods:beef & chicken liver, spinach, lentils, tuna, eggs, shrimp, brown rice. You can look up more on foods online. You are on an ACE inhibitor & an calcium channel blocker.It is best to keep an accurate record of your BP, e.g every 2 hrs. During the day till bedtime (you can use a wrist manometer for convenience when not home) & take it to your dr. For dose adjustment or med. Changes. Good luck. ...Read more

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On bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure and b/p got to 100/45. Pulse-70. Is this to low? I skipped it today and it still remained low. Do I take it today?

On bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure and b/p got to 100/45. Pulse-70. Is this to low? I skipped it today and it still remained low. Do I take it today?

Low BP: If you are feeling lightheaded or dizzy then perhaps the blood pressure is too low for you. You may need a lower dose of bystolic (nebivolol) especially if your BP remains low despite skipping a dose. Keep checking your BP and heart rate twice daily and talk to your doctor whether or not you should continue bystolic (nebivolol). ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

Some people tolerate: "higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which I disagree with).
www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more