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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 type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension ?

What type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension ?

Midodrine: Fluids Midodrine and fludrocortisone http://www.uspharmacist.com/content/d/in-service/c/46638/ Make sure a table tilt test has been done to rule out cardiogenic syncope. Treatment is beta blockers to dampen cardiac reflex. ...Read more

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With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

Depends on the cause: In life threatening cases intravenous medications are used like epinephrine, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, dopamine, vasopressin or dobutamine. For predominant vasodilation the most commonly used "pressors" are norepinephrine, phenylephrine and epinephrine. Remember the most important thing is to address the cause of vasodilation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.

What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.

Cardiac output (Q): When q increases in a healthy individual, most is due to an increase in heart rate. Change of posture, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and decreased parasympathetic nervous system activity can also increase q. When q increases in a healthy but untrained individual, most of the increase is due to >heart rate. See your doctor re: health and pregnancy. This is individual assessment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can i see a Neurologist?

What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can i see a Neurologist?

Challenge: Shaking could be Parkinson's, essential senile tremor, cerebellar tremor from a stroke, hyperthyroidism, etc. Treatment is of course based upon cause. A neurologist could very well help, and perhaps an online Concierge visit could expedite. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?

What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?

Surgical vs psycholo: Obviously there is risk of surgical complications such as bleeding/blood clot, infections etc..From the surgery, but there is a pyschological component to this..Most likely the ovaries will be left alone, so hormone-wise u will be ok, but u will not be able to have(any more) children. This is probably the biggest concern espcially if u have not had children. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

Family history ?: Prevalence of inheritable disorders in the general population is meaningless in the face of a positive family history. Some day, newborn screening will include genomes along with hearing & inborn errors of metabolism. Obtain a 3-generation family history, with results of genetic testing in all affected family members & seek pre-pregnancy genetic counseling in order to make an informed decision. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

Several: Difficulty getting pregnant, miscarriage, chromosomal abnormalities, undergrown baby, diabetes, preeclampsia (toxemia), cesarean delivery, uterine bleeding before/at delivery, etc. These are more common after 40 than 35 some risks rise with age. Couples should consider these risks and costs and loss of income if problems arise. However, if spontaneous conception in healthy women, majority do well. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

Risks: Plugs are relatively safe. However, there is a chance you could feel the plug or that you end up with too much tears. A buried plug may require an even more invasive procedure if that plug ever needed to be removed. Lastly, there is a theory that dry eyes is due to inflammation on the eye surface, and that plugs could hasten the progression of dry eyes by trapping the inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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What are the effects of getting ginger root in your eye?

What are the effects of getting ginger root in your eye?

Usually none: Ginger root usually does not cause any eye related issues. Rarely, pink eye, irritation, and light sensitivity have reported. ...Read more

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What r the causes of regular nervousness and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

What r the causes of regular  nervousness  and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

Many: Regular nervousness is not common and needs to be evaluated. Some medications used to treat bronco ecstasies can cause nervousness, and difficulty breathing can itself present as anxiety. Get evaluated for thyroid problems and other metabolic issues. Finally anxiety and depression at your age is common which can explain some of the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

Misaligned eyes: Misaligned eyes, also called strabismus, causes symptoms of appearance problems, and sometimes double vision. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration of the problem. Has it been this way since childhood? There are generally successful eye muscle operations to correct strabismus if the appearance is bothersome to the patient, and other neurologic causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Fetus & mother: Fetus: slow growth & development, prematurity, death mother: kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, bleeding, seizures, coma, death. Note: most cases are mild and can be managed very effectively. Close followup is needed with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

Hypertension: Can cause narrowing of blood vessels as well as small hemmorhages or small scars of the retina. ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Postural Hypotension (Definition)

Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for ...Read more


Dr. Mohamad Ali
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Low Blood Pressure On Standing (Definition)

I think you are referring to orthostatic hypotension. it is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mm Hg when a person ...Read more