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What is the pathophysiology of hypotension?

What is the pathophysiology of hypotension?

Many: Hypotension or low blood pressure can happen for a variety of reasons. Acute illness (i.e. Sepsis), adrenal gland insufficiency, overmedication, heart failure are just a few of the many reasons for low blood pressure. Additional causes can be volume depletion (orthostasis), or a variety of neurocardiogenic causes such as pots or similar. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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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Can you tell me the pathophysiology of hypotension (why hypotension occurs)?

Can you tell me the pathophysiology of hypotension (why hypotension occurs)?

Hypotension: Hypotension implies a decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased intravascular volume and/or inadequate cardiac force generation in systole. Normal pressure has adequate amounts of all these to result in a normal pressure range. Decrease in one or all contributes to hypotension. ...Read more

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Hello sir i want to know the pathophysiology of hypotension?

Hypotension: Can't really do justice to the question in less than 400 characters but briefly hypo or hypertension is largely a balance between various dynamic forces in the vascular system including vascular tone or stiffness along with intravascular volume as well ad cardiac function .There is a link www.Khanacademy.Com which has video lectures on physiology. ...Read more

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What is system is low when you have hypotension?

What is system is low when you have hypotension?

Low bp hypotension: Hypotension means low blood pressure.Normal blood presssure is normally 120/80, if blood pressure falls belw 90/60 then it is called hypotension.In most people it causes no symptons but in others it may cause dizziness, fainting, lack of concentration, blurred vision, fatigue, cold skin and depression. If some one has those syptoms they need to see their physician and get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Yes: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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What is the significance of essential hypotension?

Varies: Essential means that it is not secondary to some known cause such as bleeding, dehydration, or an underactive adrenal gland. So if your blood pressure is lower than average it might be said you have essential hypotension. If you feel well, no problem. In fact those with a low BP live longer. There may be some who just feel weak and dizzy with low bp. Sort of a vague not well understood problem, . ...Read more

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How can I tell when my hypotension is gone?

BP is normal: When you don't feel dizzy or woozie with standing/ or rising from a sitting or lying position and your blood pressure is normal at rest. You can check it at many pharmacies, the fire department, if you have an automatic blood pressure cuff at home, or at your physician's office. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more