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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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Sepsis always causes a higher or lower than normal body temp and low blood pressure right?

Sepsis always causes a higher or lower than normal body temp and low blood pressure right?

Depends: A good rule in medicine is don't say always or never. Typically sepsis presents with high fever and shakes called rigors. But patients can also present with low temps. Severe sepsis can cause septic shock which is characterized by high heart activity (cardiac output) and low blood pressure. But septic patients do not necessarily present with low blood pressures. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause daily frequent two to three second blackouts while sitting?

Can low blood pressure cause daily frequent two to three second blackouts while sitting?

Possible: When blood pressure is low, sudden changes in position can cause lightheaded ness and dizziness. When changing positions take it slow. If you are on blood pressure medicine then you should see your doctor for medication adjustment. If not on meds, then you should still see you doctor for these issues. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis? Or unrelated?

Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis?  Or unrelated?

LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily connected. Venous stasis is due to floppy veins, usually in the lower extremities. The back flow of blood is what causes the increased blood pressure in the veins. The increased pressure allows fluid to leak into the tissues causing venous stasis. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down. ?

Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down. ?

Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Yes: Period of inadequate blood flow, if too long, leads to ischemia / poor organ function or organ failure. Heads toward msof (multi-system organ failure, aka mods: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). Extremely high mortality. ...Read more

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Can having low blood pressure cause you to feel cold all the time?

Can having low blood pressure cause you to feel cold all the time?

Maybe but...: Maybe its not the low BP but the condition contributing to the low bp. Hypo thyroidism for instance, or anemia.A full work up is required to rule other causes. ...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