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I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

Not sure: Not sure what you have, but starvation could cause all 3. Are you on a special diet? Chronic blood loss (eg heavy periods) would cause the first 2. Finally, chronic pancreatitis could cause all 3 - do you have abdominal pain? ...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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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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With hypotension, when is a low blood pressure dangeroysly low, my wifes is 95 over 56?

With hypotension, when is a low blood pressure dangeroysly low, my wifes is 95 over 56?

Symptoms: Low blood pressure is a problem if it falls quickly or is associated with symptoms like fainting. If her blood pressure is routinely at 95/56 and she does not have symptoms, that is normal for her. ...Read more

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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Yes: Postural hypotension means, by definition, that the BP falls when you assume an upright posture. The starting BP isn't necessarily low. For instance, supine BP could be 200/100 and with standing, BP might fall to 160/70: this is also postural hypotension. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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My sister is 15 with low blood pressure 90/58. Her b.p drops to 80/45. There was sudden decrease in b.p, sweating stomach ache, weakness from 5 days.

My sister is 15 with low blood pressure 90/58. Her b.p drops to 80/45. There was sudden decrease in b.p, sweating stomach ache, weakness from 5 days.

Hydration: hydration with 6-8L of water and Gatorade and juices might help if not or could not keep up with hydration need to go to ER or urgent care. Low BO by itself is not a problem as long as there is no other symptoms associated with it ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

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

Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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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