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My husband is 20 and has been having random nose bleeds for about 1 year. He had his blood pressure checked always low? Could this still be the cause

My husband is 20 and has been having random nose bleeds for about 1 year. He had his blood pressure checked always low? Could this still be the cause

No: Nosebleeds caused by high blood pressure is a myth. He should have his nose examined for polyps, ulcers, or erosions and he should have a blood sample obtained to check his platelets and clotting but most likely, it dry forced heat air causing his nasal mucosa to dry out and crack. A humidifier may be all he needs! ...Read more

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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My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

Blood supply: When low blood pressure happens; the blood supply to brain will be compromised and thus dizziness occur ; the heart blood volume
its less do to low blood pressure resulting in less blood to the brain. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am just 20 years old and I have a problem of low blood pressure feeling pain in head, sholders and feeling sleepy all time? Is there any serious prob

I am just 20 years old and I have a problem of low blood pressure feeling pain in head, sholders and feeling sleepy all time? Is there any serious prob

Go see your doctor: I can't tell you whether it's serious or not because I don't have a diagnosis for you. You need to go see your family doc who can determine if there's a link btwn your symptoms or not. And if so, whether it's serious or not. Low blood pressure could be due to anemia which could make you tired. Cause of anemia may or may not be serious. Lots of other concerns especially regarding pain. Go see doc. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Normal or high: In terms of a severe closed injury, low blood pressure is correlated with a poorer outcome. With milder forms of head injury, it is less significant. ...Read more

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I keep getting pain in the back of my head. It feels like pressure. Do you know what it could be. I have low blood pressure and wpw?

I keep getting pain in the back of my head. It feels like pressure. Do you know what it could be. I have low blood pressure and wpw?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Can episodes if low blood pressure feel like a head rush and dizzy? Normally have low pressure, at times get head rush/dizzy. Scans of head are normal

Yes: I can't scan of the brain will not help assess the cause of low blood pressure. Yes, the symptoms you're having Canby symptoms due to low blood pressure. You need to find the cause of your blow blood pressure, it is not coming from your brain. Could be hormonal issues, could be due to peripheral nerve disease such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Doc why do I have nose bleeds every now and then. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't suffer from any illness. Since I was a child I had this.

Doc why do I have nose bleeds every now and then. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't suffer from any illness. Since I was a child I had this.

Several possibilitie: Von villebrand disease, dessication, cocaine, deviated septum, foreign body, polyp, nasal telangiectasia (hereditary/congenital or acquired), nasal allergies, hypertension, blood dyscrasias, thrombocytopenia, uremia, medication side effects can all cause epistaxis. Seek medical care with your family physician first and a specialist as needed (ent, hematologist, allergiologist/immunologist) asap. ...Read more

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I have had 5 nose bleeds since last week Friday they usually stop quickly I do have high blood pressure?

I have had 5 nose bleeds since last week Friday they usually stop quickly I do have high blood pressure?

Nosebleeds: High blood pressure does not generally cause nosebleeds; an exception may be hypertensive crisis, where the BP is very high and causes organ damage. But for the most part high blood pressure is "silent" -- there are no symptoms. Treating high BP reduces the risk of stroke and other complications so do please check your blood pressure to find out if you need treatment. ...Read more

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Not prone to nose bleeds but this week been having one daily could this be blood pressure?

Not prone to nose bleeds but this week been having one daily could this be blood pressure?

Possibly: Check your blood pressure to be sure. Your are also on aspirin which can cause nasal bleeding in susceptible individuals. Other causes include nasal polyps, abnormal blood vessels. It would be prudent to see your physician. ...Read more

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Had bloody nose earlier, felt anxious and heart feels fast all day. Checked blood pressure 125/79. What could be wrong?

Had bloody nose earlier, felt anxious and heart feels fast all day. Checked blood pressure 125/79. What could be wrong?

Need more info: Your blood pressure appears normal. Occam's razor prevailing, I must ask you if you enjoy the recreational use of intranasal cocaine, which could account for this entire symptom complex. This question is prompted by my cursory review of your presentation with limited information. If the epistaxis does not stop with applied pressure and your heart rate continues to remain high, 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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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