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What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

Hypotension: There are many causes of hypotension from dehydration to bleeding or an overwhelming infection or sepsis. Often people with significant hypotension can pass out so the first treatment is to lay the patient flat in order to keep the blood going to the brain. Also patients are given lots of fluids to expand the volume. ...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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I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

Your PCP can help: I hope you have a pcp/ an internist, to take care of your health problems. Each of your listed problems needs to be sorted out and well documented as to its cause and how to control/treat it. I doubt that you have all these unrelated medical issues happening to you all at once. Let him/her explain if they are really and truly present or not. It takes simple testing and physical exam to check you. ...Read more

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Will orthostatic hypotension make me more likely to faint in general and what would cause it in a healthy 20 yr old woman?

Will orthostatic hypotension make me more likely to faint in general and what would cause it in a healthy 20 yr old woman?

Yes; lots of reasons: You need a good workup. London is famous for its superb neurologists. You should be able to be able to get worked up there. Usually a tilt-table exam is the definitive exam. ...Read more

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What's the significance with hypotension if you never faint?

Are there symptoms?: The short answer is that "hypotension" is only a concern if it is symptomatic, and fainting isn't the only symptom. You can feel weak or dizzy, especially when standing. Nausea, fatigue, poor tolerance for exercise can all occur. If symptoms aren't present then your blood pressure isn't too concerning. If so, then it should be investigated. ...Read more

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Can I faint from having orthostatic hypotension?

Can I faint from having orthostatic hypotension?

Yes: Orthostatic hypotension means drop in blood pressure due to postural changes, usually abruptly standing up. When BP drops there is strong possibility you-can faint. ...Read more

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I am easy to faint all my life.Dr.'s have said vasovagal syncope, postural hypotension.They say eat salt.Is there any otther recourse?

I am easy to faint all my life.Dr.'s have said vasovagal syncope, postural hypotension.They say eat salt.Is there any otther recourse?

Several: Drink plenty of fluids and avoid standing up quickly. If the salt and fluids don't help a medication called Florinef (fludrocortisone) can sometimes help quite a bit. If this doesn't work then ssri medications (like prozac) can be very effective. You need to talk with a specialist in syncope. ...Read more

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I was out for a few, and every time i got up out of the car i would get very light headed feeling as if i'm gonna faint. Haven't eaten anything today. Hypoglycemia or hypotension? Something else maybe

I was out for a few, and every time i got up out of the car i would get very light headed feeling as if i'm gonna faint. Haven't eaten anything today. Hypoglycemia or hypotension? Something else maybe

Hypotension: What you're describing is postural hypotension. Your blood pressure drops when you stand up causing you to feel lightheaded and dizzy. This can be caused by dehydration, medication, a heart arrhythmia, or severe anemia. Since you haven't eaten, and you were drinking alcohol, it's probably dehydration. Drink a couple liters of fluid over the day and you should feel better! ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 13 weeks expecting twins, suffering with low blood pressure, going dizzy and feeling faint. Is there anything that can help?

Hi, i'm 13 weeks expecting twins, suffering with low blood pressure, going dizzy and feeling faint. Is there anything that can help?

Hydration: You should try to take in a lot of fluids, it could also be related to low blood sugar, and eating should help. You should see your doctor to make sure that there is no other cause for these problems. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure, v heavy & pain period(expected after lap),now vomiting & the runs..bug?feeling faint/dizzy.should I go to hospital for fluids etc?

Low blood pressure, v heavy & pain period(expected after lap),now vomiting & the runs..bug?feeling faint/dizzy.should I go to hospital for fluids etc?

Please...: Go to the Emergency room. From your descriptions there is more than one thing wrong and you need prompt medical attention before your general health deteriorates further ...Read more