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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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What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Weakness, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia. Severe hypotension may result in mental status changes, coma or even death. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

Dizziness: The most common symptom of low BP is dizziness, especially when rising to stand. There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower BP, but in general lower BP is protective. For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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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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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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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks i suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Are you an expert knowing what the common symptom is to call 999 for a casualty with low blood pressure

Loe bp: if symptomatic with low bp; lightheaded, fainting, dizzy, overdosing meds, dehydrated from diarrhea/vomiting,low food/water intake? or urinary tract infection? if not see your dr for ekg/bp checks; bring in list of home readings; omron bp kit only 30 dollars. check at least 3x/week , bring in 10 or more readings ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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