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What are the symptoms of low blood pressure? Is it a serious thing to worry about?

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure? Is it a serious thing to worry about?

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

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 are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Weakness, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia.
Severe hypotension may result in mental status changes, coma or even death. ...Read more

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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

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

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

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

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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

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I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

No, this is normal.: A healthy young woman can often have low blood pressure, especially if athletic. However, if you are dizzy or other issues, you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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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

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Is 96/64 consider low blood pressure on an 18 yr old female?

Is 96/64 consider low blood pressure on an 18 yr old female?

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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How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

Support hose: Support hose improve return of blood from the leg veins to the central circulation and can help improve blood pressure. There is also a possible mild improvement in the blood pressure from the mild general vascular compression in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I have new symptom. Low blood pressure and fast pulse. Just keep adding symptoms.

Sorry to hear it: Depending on your heart rate, the low BP could be a result of your abnormally fast hr. Alternatively, both can be due to intravascular contraction: bleeding, anemia and dehydration. You should get checked. ...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?

What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?

Healthy living: Healthy living causes low blood pressure. Your average of 112/63 is perfectly fine. I myself thankfully sometimes run around 99/70. Dangerous low blood pressure is below 75/50. Usually what causes this low blood pressure is a bacterial infection in the blood. ...Read more

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I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and lack of nutrients in your diet. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure symptoms due to POTS. On fludrocortisone, how much salt in grams can I safely take to feel better? 5g? Or more?

Low blood pressure symptoms due to POTS. On fludrocortisone, how much salt in grams can I safely take to feel better? 5g? Or more?

Fludrocortisone: Some patients with orthostatic hypotension take up to 20 gms of salt daily to prevent low bp with no problems as long as there is no heart, liver, or kidney disorder. Since you're taking fludrocortisone you may not require that much. Your physician can advise you best. ...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? Discuss with your doctor if you still have questions or concerns -- suggested from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more

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60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?

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

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

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

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Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

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

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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?

Dehydration: She maybe dehydrated. Ask her to drink more water. 6-8 glasses a day and avoid BP meds. If symptoms persist please have her see a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure?

Can be normal: If it is always low and you feel fine, don't worry. Otherwise it can be caused by dehydration or other things. If it's new see your dr. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure?

What is low blood pressure?

90/60: Low blood pressure is generally anything under 90/60. This may be normal for diminutive female but if this blood pressure is new or is associated with symptoms it deserves evaluation. ...Read more

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Is this low blood pressure?

Is this low blood pressure?

"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

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Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

THERE ARE INDIGENOUS: People in the remotest areas of brazil with blood pressures averaging 50/30 and pulses in the 30-40's.
Bottom line is, it depends on the overall health of the individual. ...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