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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 will having low blood pressure do to the body?

What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. ...Read more

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If your body has low blood pressure, what does it do to try and correct it?

If your body has low blood pressure, what does it do to try and correct it?

Low blood pressure: the body retains fluid to increase the volume of fluid in the vasculature and contracts the peripheral vessels to do the same thing ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure my body don't make salt I was told by heart dr when they did the tile table test I pass out heart dr found fews things wrong?

I have low blood pressure my body don't make salt I was told by heart dr when they did the tile table test I pass out heart dr found fews things wrong?

Be guided by: your heart doctor. I ALWAYS say straighten all else up you can. Exercise, weight lift PROGRESSIVLEY, no smoking, 90 % whole foods nearly vegan diet, be trim, limit alcohol to 4 drinks a week, no sweets. Probably wearing some support garments may help & when u change positions, clench your fists TIGHT to raise your BP. See www.thepmc.org website ...Read more

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Sepsis always causes a higher or lower than normal body temp and low blood pressure right?

Sepsis always causes a higher or lower than normal body temp and low blood pressure right?

Depends: A good rule in medicine is don't say always or never. Typically sepsis presents with high fever and shakes called rigors. But patients can also present with low temps. Severe sepsis can cause septic shock which is characterized by high heart activity (cardiac output) and low blood pressure. But septic patients do not necessarily present with low blood pressures. ...Read more

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How bad are the effects of low blood pressure?

How bad are the effects of low blood pressure?

Generally: None unless you have symptoms or other organs are affected in which symptoms are usually persistent. ...Read more

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Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Ignore scary stories: There is no way MetroGel could cause such symptoms. You're probably seeing scare stories from people who are making assumptions about what caused their symptoms. This is at least your third question about your unreasonable fear of MetroGel. Let's make it the last, OK? ...Read more

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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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