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My Blood Pressure Is Dropping
Various causes: Cannot answer in your case; i cannot interview you/perform exam.Generally, blood pressure (BP) can rise despite treatment from emotional stress, physical activity prior to BP check, use of over-the-counter medications like oral decongestants, higher salt in diet (soup, canned food, lunch meat, cheese, snacks, frozen meals etc), increased weight, caffeine, sleep apnea, frequently unidentified cause. ...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
It depends: It is normal for ones blood pressure to vary from moment to moment. Check your pressure each morning, sitting and standing, for 1 or 2 weeks. The major determinant of a significant change usually is the amount of salt one ingests (for example, the day after a salty meal, one expects a significant rise in blood pressure). If ones pressure is consistently greater than 125 systolic, see your dr. ...Read more
A little, but..: This particular blood pressure reading would be considered lower than average for your age, but I am curious as to the situation surrounding the measurement. Have you felt dizziness, lightheadedness, and feeling like you are going to or actually passing out? A lot of blood loss? Also had you been drinking enough fluids? Some meds can cause this. Get checked if have you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more
Diagnosing high BP: High blood pressure typically requires multiple readings in different areas (not just the doctor's office). If you are not feeling well, then I do recommend getting treatment as soon as possible. But it is something you should monitor. Check it again later, and again a few days later, and once again next week. This will give you a better idea of your actual pressure. ...Read more
What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?
Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more
See answer: The numbers you have in the question are mostly impossible (especially the 10 on the bottom-diastolic), however, if your bp, is 229 you are in an emergent BP category and are at risk for stroke and other complications. Seek medical attention at the emergency dept for "emergent bp" best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Normal range is 100-140/60-80mm of hg depending on age. For your age 140/80 should be the upper limit of normal. If BP readings remain > this number for more than a month, then you need to talk to your Dr. for proper Rx. Also if you have fluid retention, obesity, family History of heart disease or diabetes, you may seek the Rx sooner. Try to restrict salt and exercise, and loosing weight will help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My vision nearly blacked out earlier, could this mean my blood pressure is too low or blood sugar is low?
Yes, just so: You experienced an "orthostatic" episode, where your blood pressure temporarily became too low. If this happens all the time and results in passing out, you may need to see a cardiologist for this. If it's just a time to time annoyance, that's almost normal, and nothing anybody would treat, except to advise you to stay hydrated and get up more slowly. ...Read more
Excellent: These appear to be excellent numbers, very consistent with a lower risk for future stroke, or heart disease, compared with those who have high blood pressure. These numbers might be inappropriate for a child or infant, but for a health adult they should serve you well. Continue to take you blood pressure every once in a while to confirm that this is actually your average or "where you live". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on atenolol 25mg twice daily.I am losing weight and my blood pressure is dropping. I haven't taken my evening dose as my BP is 115/72. Is that ok?
Dose chage: Need to adjust dose as you lost weight i think you can reduce the dose. ...Read more
Why does my blood pressure keep dropping? Diabetic, but I am sure it has nothing to do with this problem. My blood pressure drops every now and then in the morning. Why is that?
How low?: Depends on how low it drops. People with long-standing diabetes can get problems with their autonomic nervous system, causing wide fluctuations in BP with changes in position, like going from a lying to a standing position. See your doctor and have them check "orthostatic bp's". Other causes of autonomic dysfunction can also be the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more
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Im 28have orthostatic hypotension and vertigo i weigh 194 at 5"2 my blood pressure keeps dropping any suggestions all test came back normal.no disease?
Yes disease: At 5'2" and 194 pounds, a person has at least one major disease in need of evaluation and treatment... obesity (unless the excess weight is muscle). Her primary care doctor can check further to see why the obesity is there, and to see if there is a hormonal imbalance. The orthostatic hypotension may or may not be related (either directly or indirectly) to obesity. ...Read more
I've had bright red blood coming from my rectum for a week and have been able to feel my blood pressure dropping at times. What could this be?
G.I. Bleed...: Possibly a medical emergency. Fresh red blood coming from the rectum is always a cause for concern. Hemorrhoids would be a common cause, but other things, such as ulcers, blood vessel malformations, or cancerous lesions should be ruled out--especially given your feeling of "blood pressure drop." This should be evaluated immediately with vital signs, physical exam, possible labs, and other testing. ...Read more
Today at work i got really dizzy and felt like i was going to pass out and sweaty clammy could it be my blood pressure or sugar dropping?
Yes.: What you described is near-fainting (near-syncope). It can be caused by the low blood pressure associated with dehydration. It can also be caused by a very low blood sugar. Occasionally, these symptoms can be the result of an inappropriate slowing of the heart rate while ones blood pressure is very low; such a reaction is termed a "vasovagal reaction". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whenever i eat, i become fatigued and lethargic, weak. It feels like my blood sugar/pressure is dropping. I don't even want to eat anymore, i hate it.
I have spells that feel like I'm going to pass out when first standing. I've checked my blood pressure and it isn't dropping. My eyes go dark and my hearing goes in and out. I can feel my heart thumping throughout my body and feel a cold sensation. ?
Orthostasis: You need detailed history and physical examination with manual checking of BP lying down and standing up to exclude orthostasis, you cannot do thisreliably by yourself ...Read more
If blood pressure goes up a little when standing up rather than dropping, is this a bad sign or autonomic problems? Male 22. I heard it drops by 10?
Not necessarily: Often BP does drop a little, transiently at least, upon standing. However, the lack of a drop doesn't mean anything wrong. You are a young, and i assume healthy, male. If you have good muscle tone and development combined with a healthy heart and circulatory system, minimal or no drop in BP would not be unexpected or cause for concern; unless you are having other cardiovascular symptoms. ...Read more
I need help with endocrine, I used to be hypothyroid 5.78 tsh and recheck was 2.0 but I feel brain fogged and blood pressure keeps dropping need help ?
Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more
BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more
I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e
Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more
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