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What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

Acute Injury: Hypotension or low blood pressure can cause underperfusion of the kidney leading to acute kidney injury or acute tubular necrosis. Speak with your physician about these possibilities. ...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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Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

IF there is: Obstruction this is a high risk situation for development of infection. A serious infection could cause low blood pressure. The other possibility is low blood pressure related to pain medication for the stone. ...Read more

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1 kidney+long-severe orthostatic hypotension (~77/35)+low red blood cell count (~3)+hemoglbin (9.5)+dehydrated. Use Aranesp (2 so far).Shall stop Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan)?

1 kidney+long-severe orthostatic hypotension (~77/35)+low red blood cell count (~3)+hemoglbin (9.5)+dehydrated. Use Aranesp (2 so far).Shall stop Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan)?

Yes!: Orthostatic hypotension can be a sign of volume depletion ("dehydration"). You should see your doctor and hold off on exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) for the time being. Indication for Aranesp is not obvious. Suggest you consult nephrologist. ...Read more

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I recently developed microalbuminaria with good kidney function and creatinine. I have low blood pressure and my weight is normal. I am not diabetic. Could low thyroid cause this?

I recently developed microalbuminaria with good kidney function and creatinine. I have low blood pressure and my weight is normal. I am not diabetic. Could low thyroid cause this?

Postural?: The first thing to rule out is orthostatic proteinuria. Void before going to bed; if the first-voided morning specimen is protein-free, perhaps you are just one of those folks who lose a little protein from standing up. In the absence of diabetes or renal dysfunction, microalbuminuria may not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?

My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?

Not sure: Adults who are deprived of oxygen due to cardiac arrest for over 5 minutes usually suffer brain damage. However since she did not have a cardiac arrest and, despite very low blood pressure, she may have had enough cerebral circulation to avoid significant brain damage. However because of diabetes and smoking history, she may have come vascular disease which increases her risk. Hope for the best. ...Read more

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Shortness if breathe, insomnia, neck & lower back pain, low blood pressure. Doctors say they can't find what causing my decreased blood flow to my brain?

Shortness if breathe, insomnia, neck & lower back pain, low blood pressure. Doctors say they can't find what causing my decreased blood flow to my brain?

Your brain circulati: How was it established that you have low blood flow to the brain. If your blood pressure is low you will have decreased blood flow everywhere. I agree you need a full medical evaluation and if OK then you need an exercise program to improve your blood pressure, your strength, your back and neck pain and to improve your sleep. The simple answer is that you may be deconditioned. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

How can I prevent the effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

Get up slowly: See your dr. And make sure your antihypertensive medications are correct, make sure you are well hydrated, and get up slowly. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to prevent the side effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

Please tell me what can I do to prevent the side effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly. ...Read more

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How to control hypotension?

Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medications, blood loss, infection and nervous system disease can all cause hypotension. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are chili good for hypotension?

Are chili good for hypotension?

Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension?

Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...Read more

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What word is an antonym of hypotension?

Hypertension: Hypo is low, hypo is low blood pressure. Hyper is high, hypertension is high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the abbreviation for hypotension?

Not: None that I know of. You can make up your own! Hpotn? ...Read more

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Could you tell me the hypotension issues?

Hypotension: There are so many issues about hypotension. It is difficult answer open ended question tyhrough online. Be precise, what is your exact question? Or what is your exact problem? ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of hypotension?

Many: Volume depletion/dehydration, medications, sepsis, infection, blood loss, cardiac shock and many others. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with hypotension?

Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does hypotension affect male erections?

Does hypotension affect male erections?

Yes: Men require an ample blood suply and pressure to achieve and maintain an erection.Low blood pressures from medicines or decrease blood suply from atherosclerosis may compromise sexual function. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing I would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Headaches &hypotensi: Low BP can cause headaches, is due to changes in the BP of your head occur dramatically. If you bend over and suddenely move upright you may feel pain in your head. Once you get trggered with that you get like any other headache
headaches are more common when BP is very high. ...Read more

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What are nursing intervention for hypotension?

Hydrate.: Keep the head down or lie down. Hydrate. Wear support stockings. If on anti hypertensive medications, may need adjustments. Consult an md! ...Read more

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What causes hypotension when someone has malaria?

Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and the body attacks the virus many free radicals and chemical reactions take place many of which cause the body's blood vessels to dilate and cause hypotension. ...Read more

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Hypoperfusion and hypotension? How do they differ?

Related but differ: While you are likely to hypoperfuse with hypotension, the idea differs in result. Hypotension = a blood pressure that is lower than expected for age/size/situation & expected to be inadequate to push blood where needed. Perfusion, the actual distribution of blood & its nutrients within the capillary bed, can be inadequate because of a blockage, like a rubber band on your finger impairs flow. ...Read more

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What is the significance of paradoxical hypotension?

Difficult: This is a vague question. If paradoxical hypotension is occurring during a stress test, it may mean significant coronary artery disease, for example. However, if it happens under other circumstances, I am not sure what it could mean. In general, this term is applied when hypotension is noted in response to something that should normally cause hypertension. ...Read more

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Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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What are the causes of isolated diastolic hypotension?

Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this 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