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What can be used for low blood pressure?

What can be used for low blood pressure?

Cause?: Depends on the cause of your low bp. Dehydration? Blood loss? Diabetes? Medications? Check with your doctor, but if you are symptomatic and all major problems are ruled out, then increasing salt intake or taking a steroid that increases salt and water retention, like fludricortisone (florinef) can help, just don't stop taking it abruptly! and take it under doctor supervision w/ a prescription! ...Read more

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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 can be done for high blood pressure besides medication?

What can be done for high blood pressure besides medication?

Many approaches: There are many different approaches to high blood pressure (HTN) besides medications. These include weightloss, stop smoking, drink less than 3 drinks of alcohol per day, exercise and live a physically active life, eat a balanced diet, cut down on salt, keep caffeine at 2 cups per day, relaxation and control stressors, prayer and meditation. If not controlled definitely consider medications. ...Read more

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What can be done for tachycardia with high blood pressure?

What can be done for tachycardia with high blood pressure?

Findings: obtain a diagnosis of what abnormalities are present, then treat as appropriate. Without an evaluation of what is going on, treatment is blind. ...Read more

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

Cause?: Many causes of hypoglycemia. First thing is to confirm low blood sugars in a lab. If truly low, what is the reason for low blood sugars? Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Fasting hypoglycemia? Adult onset metabolic disorder? Treatment is contingent upon a diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done to make low blood pressure higher?

What can be done to make low blood pressure higher?

Depends: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

What can be done for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Get him/her checked.: High blood pressure and high cholesterol are both risk factors for heart disease and stroke, amongst other things, and need to be corrected with proper diet, regular exercise and medications when deemed necessary. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce blood pressure?

What can be done to reduce blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications are essential to treating hypertension. Weight loss, smoking cessation, decrease in alcohol consumption, exercise, low sodium diet (2400 mg/day) which is very difficult, a diet rich in potassium and vegetables. These are all extremely important measures. If these are ineffective , medications are usually needed. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce high blood pressure without medication?

Reduce salt intake: I.E. Eliminate as much salt as u can from youe diet. Most fast foods, all prepared frozen meals, cans or packets of soup, instant noodles, soy sauce etc., all have high salt content for taste. Start checking all foods for salt content. Try & avoid stress. In spite of this you may require a simple inexpensive medication with few side effects such as hydrochlorthiazide. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce my blood pressure?

What can be done to reduce my blood pressure?

Get physician advice: Weight loss (if overweight) and cardio exercise can help. As will reducing excessive alcohol. Nsaids and stimulant drugs can increase bp, and should be stopped. There are many drugs for hypertension, depending on patient characteristics like presence or absence of age, heart disease, diabetes, kidney damage, asthma/copd, osteoporosis and others. Your physician can advise on the best options. ...Read more

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What do the best vitamin be for low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: There isn't just one. If you feel the need, take a multiple vitamin to ensure you get most of them. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

Depends: Hi. The higher the blood sugar, the more dangerous, but generally not dangerous until 600 or more, as long as the patient has insulin and isn't vomiting. Treatment is easy unless the patient is decompensated and very sick: insulin and fluids (including electrolytes). ...Read more

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What can be done to help my low blood sugar?

What can be done to help my low blood sugar?

Uncommon: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce blood pressure and heart rate before doctors check-up?

What can be done to reduce blood pressure and heart rate before doctors check-up?

Relaxation: You can practice relaxation techniques - slow breathing in and out while you make your muscles become loose and image pleasant scenes in your mind. ...Read more

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What can be done for blood clots?

What can be done for blood clots?

Prescription medicin: Blood clots are dangerous and a physician should be seen immediately. If the clot is in the leg a doppler test can confirm it and a physician will prescribe meds to thin the blood and help prevent it from going to the lungs. Initially you should not be active because you do not want to dislodge it and cause it to travel in your bloodstream. Blood thinners will be taken for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

Don't be too anxious: Low blood pressure is a common symptom in health people, if you do not fell dizzy or have other uncomportalbe experience frequently, no need for treatent of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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