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What Are The Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure In Women
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
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
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
Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more
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
I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?
Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more
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
Low blood B/P: This is a little low for an 18 year old female, but some peaple normally have low blood pressure & are doing fine, if you feel ok & not getting dizzy or light headed, then that is ok for you, just keep monitoring your B / P & keep records so if are seeking your doctor for any reason, show these readings, good luck ...Read more
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What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?
Low blood pressure symptoms due to POTS. On fludrocortisone, how much salt in grams can I safely take to feel better? 5g? Or more?
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? Discuss with your doctor if you still have questions or concerns -- suggested from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more
60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?
Not problem: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?
Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...Read more
Bad prognosis?: Low blood pressure in a pt. With CHF is a sign of bad prognosis and may be because the diuretics and ace inhibitors or other medications used to control hypertension before? If pt has too much fluid and the BP is low there is not much room to increase the dosis of the diuretics without causing collapse. ...Read more
My grandma, Is having a very low blood pressure. Symptoms: Sweating. Readings below... Sys. 106 mmHg, DIA. 67 mmHg Pulse/min 87. what should I do?
What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more
"Low" is semantic: "normal" blood pressure is an arbitrary thing--i.e. Lower cutoffs of 100 systolic, 60 diastolic were created b/c above these are where the vast majority of people fall. However, many healthy people, as well as some people with heart or liver disease who are perfectly stable, have BP in the 80-90s range. The main point is if it is a change from your personal baseline, and whether you have symptoms. ...Read more
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
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