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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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I'm trying to understand the relationship of hypoglycemia and hypotension. How does hypoglycemia cause hypotension?

I'm trying to understand the relationship of hypoglycemia and hypotension. How does hypoglycemia cause hypotension?

Yes, is difficult to: understand relationships between issues which are not related, at least not in ANY simple way. Blood glucose & blood pressure are two very different physiological behaviors. While both are controlled from the mind/brain, there have never been any evidence of any simple linkage. Linkage would be both highly inappropriate & life threatening because of many different life issues involved in each. ...Read more

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Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have both hypoglycemia and hypotension? My BP drops after meal however my others symptoms seems like hypoglycemia .

Is it possible I have both hypoglycemia and hypotension? My BP drops after meal however my others symptoms seems like hypoglycemia .

Maybe: It is possible to have both hypotension and hypoglycemia and it is sometimes hard to tell if a set of symptoms is due to one or the other. When you see your health care provider you can talk about checking your blood sugar after a meal. ...Read more

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What the main sign and symptoms that differenciat between hypoglycemia vs hypotension?

Hypo: Either condition is worrying and you need urgent attention by your doctor or the emergency room. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Hi, i am trying to tell the key differences between hypotension and hypoglycemia. What would you say are the important symptoms that distinguish them?

Symptoms: There is a large symptomatic list with overlap ,somewhat varying with age and cause of the hypotension or hypoglycemia to enable reliable exclusion of either without a decent physical examination including orthostatic BP checks ...Read more

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What is the glucose level in hypoglycemia and the blood pressure in hypotension ( please i want numbers ) ?

What is the glucose level in hypoglycemia and the blood pressure in hypotension ( please i want numbers ) ?

#s: Hypoglycemia is considered a blood sugar level of less than 70 mg/dl. Hypotension is less certain because different people have different blood pressure levels they consider normal. Officially, systolic blood pressures less than 90 mm hg would be considered hypotension. ...Read more

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I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

Your PCP can help: I hope you have a pcp/ an internist, to take care of your health problems. Each of your listed problems needs to be sorted out and well documented as to its cause and how to control/treat it. I doubt that you have all these unrelated medical issues happening to you all at once. Let him/her explain if they are really and truly present or not. It takes simple testing and physical exam to check you. ...Read more

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I was out for a few, and every time i got up out of the car i would get very light headed feeling as if i'm gonna faint. Haven't eaten anything today. Hypoglycemia or hypotension? Something else maybe

I was out for a few, and every time i got up out of the car i would get very light headed feeling as if i'm gonna faint. Haven't eaten anything today. Hypoglycemia or hypotension? Something else maybe

Hypotension: What you're describing is postural hypotension. Your blood pressure drops when you stand up causing you to feel lightheaded and dizzy. This can be caused by dehydration, medication, a heart arrhythmia, or severe anemia. Since you haven't eaten, and you were drinking alcohol, it's probably dehydration. Drink a couple liters of fluid over the day and you should feel better! ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more