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What can I do for my low blood pressure without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my low blood pressure without going to a doctor?

Problem?: Just like the limbo saying: "how low can you go?" even if the top number of your blood pressure hovers around 90, the real question is ... How do you feel? You don't have to do anything if you don't feel dizzy or fog-brained, chest pain, palpitations or shortness of breath. Some very well trained jocks or yogi's also have low blood pressure - a sign of how efficiently their bodies work. Good luck! ...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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my low blood pressure until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my low blood pressure until I can see a doctor?

Low B/P: If you are not having symptoms from the low blood pressure, you may not need anything. How long do you have to wait to see the doctor? I would add extra salt to your food for a short time but I am not sure this will may the b/p go up. ...Read more

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Stopping propranolol after 4 years due to severely low blood pressure. Will this increase my risk of death? Doc said its okay to do.

Stopping propranolol after 4 years due to severely low blood pressure. Will this increase my risk of death? Doc said its okay to do.

No: Just stopping Propanolol doesn't increase the risk of death. Unsure why you were on this medication but if you have been assured by a physician then it is probably ok to stop this medication. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some low blood pressure. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some low blood pressure. When should I see the doctor?

Many reasons: Low blood pressure by itself can cause fatigue. Usually it's caused by a medication. If there is no reason for the fatigue and low blood pressure, and it's not going away, you should see your physician to see what's going on. Electrolytes, blood count needs to be checked. Adrenal problem can also cause low blood pressure and fatigue... ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that I have low blood pressure but not to worry because I am skinny/small. True?

Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that I have low blood pressure but not to worry because I am skinny/small. True?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about low blood pressure. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about low blood pressure.  Is that ok?

How do you feel?: If you're dizzy and passing out, you need to go back and tell the doctor. But if you're feeling well, low BP is generally healthy and much better than having high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I am tired throughout the day and i can't concentrate as well as i used too, my doctor said I have a low blood pressure and i sleep little. What is it?

I am tired throughout the day and i can't concentrate as well as i used too, my doctor said I have a low blood pressure and i sleep little. What is it?

Low BP and insomnia: Keep discussing your symptoms with your dr. As adequate sleep is paramount to functioning well throughout the day. Getting your sleep disorder treated is important and getting an evaluation as to why you have low BP is also important, as that can be treated too, hopefully making you more alert. Good luck. ...Read more

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My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

Blood supply: When low blood pressure happens; the blood supply to brain will be compromised and thus dizziness occur ; the heart blood volume its less do to low blood pressure resulting in less blood to the brain. ...Read more

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Have low blood pressure(av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot.My mom said that it can be dangerous.What risks are from being dizzy?thank you

Have low blood pressure(av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot.My mom said that it can be dangerous.What  risks are from being dizzy?thank you

Well: If you are dizzy it is not ok. You need to start by drinking more water and at your age prolly need more salt. Add a little more to your meals and hydrate more care if that helps. If symptoms persist. See a doctor ...Read more

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Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Low BP: It would be nice to be able to look at a rash to render a better judgement about it, however, big blotchy rashes with itching generally suggest urticaria. Urticaria causes vasodilation of the blood vessels which can lead to a lower BP ...Read more

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My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that?

My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor  low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that?

Vagal response: A vagal response is the vagus nerve sending out signals in response to a stimulus. This results in a variety of responses , primarily slowing of heart rate and sudden temporary increase in blood vessel size. This results in a sudden decrease in blood pressure, which can result in lightheadedness or unconsciousness. ...Read more

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My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?

My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor  low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?

Vasovagal syncope: Vasovagal syncope occurs in response to a trigger, with a corresponding malfunction in the parts of the nervous system that regulate heart rate and blood pressure. When heart rate slows, blood pressure drops, and the resulting lack of blood to the brain causes fainting. Due to age of your father, please take him to a neurologist for diagnosis of other conditions causing unconsciousness. ...Read more

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What should I do for my low blood pressure?

What should I do for my low blood pressure?

Low bp: Low BP <100, is for kids and young adults and pregnant women. BP is age dependent.. Generally a low BP is better than a high bp. Without symptoms, such as fainting, a low BP is good. If symptoms of low BP such as fainting occur it is necessary to see the dr to rule out pathologic causes. ...Read more

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How can I treat my low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Speak with your doctor to see whether your blood pressure is a concern and what to do about it, if the doctor says treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my low blood pressure? I don't faint.

Should I be concerned about my low blood pressure? I don't faint.

No: Many normal people have low bps ( typical range: 80-100 systolic). If you aren't dizzy, don't faint (as you said), are not on BP lowering drugs, haven't been bitten by a poisonous snake or just been shot, low BP is considered to be a sign of especially good health! healthy low BP is very commonly seen in children and young women. ...Read more

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Taking 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months think it's to high of dose for me can it cause my low blood pressure?

Taking 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months think it's to high of dose for me can it cause my low blood pressure?

Prozac: Per Drugs.Com - (0.1% to 1%) incidence of hypotension with Prozac. See: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/prozac-side-effects.html. Recommend discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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