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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...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 causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

What causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

Being athletic: This is physiologic rather than pathologic when a large stroke volume, often accompanied by a slow heart rate, is produced by the very strong heart. I've seen it often as a sometime sports physician. ...Read more

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What's a hi and low blood pressure rate that would cause cern. Meaning how high how low can too # be. How low can bottom # be?

What's a hi and low blood pressure rate that would cause cern. Meaning how high how low can too # be. How low can bottom # be?

Talk to your doctor: The normal blood pressure can be in the range of 110-130 systolic (top number) with the diastolic number (bottom #) ranging from 60-75. However, depending on your age and other medical conditions it can range higher or lower. High blood pressure can cause several medical emergencies, as well as low blood pressure resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have always had very low blood pressure. The last month it has been normal to slightly elevated am I suddenly getting high bp and what could cause?

I have always had very low blood pressure. The last month it has been normal to slightly elevated am I suddenly getting high bp and what could cause?

Unlikely: blood pressure is very dynamic and changes second to second depending on activity and a host of other factors. Unlikely you are suddenly developing high blood pressure. If you are concerned, you can see your doctor for evaluation. They may ask you to do Home blood pressure monitoring which can provide helpful information. Hope this was helpful.Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Does a decongestant or phenylephrine cause high / low blood pressure?

Does a decongestant or phenylephrine cause high / low blood pressure?

High BP: Phenylephrine and decongestants in general stimulate receptors that constrict blood vessels ( that is how they decongest) and raise hr. These combined effects raise bp. ...Read more

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...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

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I always have low blood pressure but have high pulse (usually at least 95 at resting) what is possible cause? Should i be concerned?

I always have low blood pressure but have high pulse (usually at least 95 at resting) what is possible cause? Should i be concerned?

Not unless dizzy: Generally, the blood pressure rises with age sometimes resulting in hypertension. The heart rate of 95 is on the faster side for resting, but may still be normal for you. Make sure you are not dehydrated. Symptoms of heat intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, can suggest high thyroid. Your doctor may want to check this. Go to er if dizziness, short of breath, fatigue, and/or passing out. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of high and low blood pressure?

What are the consequences of high and low blood pressure?

High vs low: Long term high BP will lead to heart disease, increases risk of kidney disease, stroke/heart attacks, atherslerosis etc...Lower than average BP may not cause any problem at all as long as you are not having symptoms such as dizziness/passing out, short-of-breath etc...For an adult, BP of less than 90 is likely to cause some symptoms above. If u r concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 67 and my blood pressure is 140/60, have I got high and low blood pressure?

What to do if I'm 67 and my blood pressure is 140/60, have I got high and low blood pressure?

Diet, Exercise, PCP: Low-salt diet, regular exercise and weight loss of 7% of your total body weight if you are overweight can help control your blood pressure. Current blood pressure is borderline normal and is not a reason to worry. But blood pressure does change and keeping a blood pressure diary to present to your doctor can be helpful to your PCP to see if you need any medications. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and experience chronic widespread joint paint and get very dizzy and lightheaded often. I have a history of high and low blood pressure?

Go to MD: At 16 you have many symptoms. There are some calle growing pains as the bones and tissues grow but the diffuse nature of your problem and other systemic manifestations warrant better evaluations and tests especially for rheumatologic problems. ...Read more

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What's worse low blood pressure or high?

What's worse low blood pressure or high?

High: High blood pressure is worse. Low blood pressure in its common form (not including pots) causes dizziness when standing from a lying or sitting position. While low blood pressure can be very annoying it rarely leads to the multiple issues that high blood pressure can. For instance chronic high blood pressure thickens your heart muscle and predisposes you to having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is passing out due to high or low blood pressure?

Is passing out due to high or low blood pressure?

Syncope/Collapse: Clinical terms for passing out. More common reason related to blood pressure would be low blood pressure though in rare situations, very high blood pressure might cause someone to lose consciousness. The preceding symptoms would likely be different. Typical low blood pressure, if systems working: faint lightheaded feeling, rapid heart rate, and sweating are common. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why high or low blood pressure is bad?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 67 and my blood pressure is 140/60, have i got high or low blood pressure?

What to do if i'm 67 and my blood pressure is 140/60, have i got high or low blood pressure?

Wide pulse pressure: Assuming your BP measuring device works properly and this is an accurate reading, you have wide pulse pressure. There are several causes for this including stiffening of your aorta and large vessels due to arteriosclerosis, aortic valve dysfunction, medication effect (to name a few). Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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