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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 in the diet can cause high blood preasure?

What in the diet can cause high blood preasure?

High salt: Foods with high salt content either in can foods, in some f rozen foods can cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no issues. ...Read more

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How can I increase my blood pressure in the case of low blood pressure?

How can I increase my blood pressure in the case of low blood pressure?

Salt and fluids: But the first question is why do you want to raise your bp? Unless you're dizzy (brief dizziness on first arising doesn't count), your low BP may be normal for you. If your BP is >80 systolic and you're feeling ok, it could be a sign of health. If it's newly low, or if you're unwell (e.g., fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, lethargy), it's serious and needs prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some. Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic , or certain meds. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure?

What is the cause of low blood pressure?

Low BP: Depends on the definition and setting of a given individual ;a large range of potential variables precludes a specific answer for your post. ...Read more

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What would be the leading cause of high blood pressure in children?

What would be the leading cause of high blood pressure in children?

Obesity: Obesity is thought to be the number one risk factor for high blood pressure in chidren. Per, uptodate: "•children who are overweight (greater than the 85th percentile for weight) are more likely to have higher BP values (adjusted for age, gender, and height) and be hypertensive." there are some less common causes, but the problem of obesity in us children is tremendous. ...Read more

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What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

See details: How high is high?. It is still hypertension. The majority of patients have essential hypertension with the exact cause remaining unknown. There are several other causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the body to diurese fluids when blood sugar is high?

What are the causes of the body to diurese fluids when blood sugar is high?

High glucose: When the nephrons filter the high glucose it obligates increase in water in the filtrate. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high blood pressure?

What is the cause of high blood pressure?

Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high blood pressure, or a blockage in a kidney artery (renal artery stenosis). These are correctible. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal.Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

This is complicated: Very low potassium can injury any cell in the body (less than 2-ish) low potassium is happening for a reason - for most people it is a problem that the kidney is excreting the potassium out of the body - many times it is caused by a medicine that makes your kidneys excrete the potassium. There are potassium sparing diuretics that help you retain potassium but needs to be prescribed and monitored. ...Read more

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Can a sudden increase in blood pressure cause fluid to enter the lungs?

Pulmonary edema: If the physiology is present in the patient, a sudden increase in blood pressure can cause pulmonary edema. It doesn't necessarily happen in everyone. Not enough space here to explain the physiological reasons. ...Read more

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Can the stomach virus be the cause for my high diastolic blood pressure?

Can the stomach virus be the cause for my high diastolic blood pressure?

Yes: Don't use bps obtained during an intercurrent illness as a gauge of whether you have high blood pressure. Your system is stressed and that raises bp. ...Read more

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Can you describe the physiology of low blood pressure?

Can you describe the physiology of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension implies a decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased intravascular volume and/or inadequate cardiac force generation in systole. Normal pressure has adequate amounts of all these to result in a normal pressure range. Decrease in one or all contributes to hypotension. ...Read more

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What causes low sodium in the blood?

What causes low sodium in the blood?

Many causes!: Drinking beer to excess. Drinking water to excess. Poor adrenal gland functioning (addison's). Certain medications, usually for psychiatric issues. And many more! ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

In a way: A sudden, severe stress or shock may cause fainting, which is momentary low blood pressure. Insufficient blood gets to the brain, leading to dizziness and loss of consciousness. Chronic, ongoing stress leads to the "flight or fight response" and generally higher blood pressure. ...Read more

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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


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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