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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

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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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Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Could you explain what is schizophrenia and what are some symptoms?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paranoia and what should I do?

What are the symptoms of paranoia and what should I do?

Paranoia: Paranoia makes you feel suspicious of others or their motives; you also might be more secretive about your own activities. You might think others are hiding things from you, or telling lies when they've really given no indication that they're untrustworthy. I'd suggest checking things out with your physician, because several types of problems can cause this -- and help is certainly available. ...Read more

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What happens if you have postural hypotension what are ways to stop feeling dizzy?

What happens if you have postural hypotension what are ways to stop feeling dizzy?

Move slowly: Get up very slowly, always giving yourself time (at least 1-2 minutes) to equilibrate. Wear tight fitting support hose. Eat a lot of salt. Drink lots of fluid. If you're still dizzy when you're lying down, you don't have postural hypotension. Reconsider the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a cardiologists mean when they say" you just have a irritable heart". And what causes developing this and what consequences are there withit?

What does a cardiologists mean when they say" you just have a irritable heart". And what causes developing this and what consequences are there withit?

Implies extra beats: Extra beats come from many sources. Increased adrenalin (hyper-anxiety), abn electrolytes (K+, Mg++). I do not know if you are taking meds that can affect these things. Mg++ and K+ can be supplemented. Anxiety may require medication. If echo is normal, treatment should be easily achieved. Sometimes a low dose long acting Beta Blocker will help. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get anemia?

What are the signs when you get anemia?

Many: Signs and symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have white blood cells in your unrine and how do you get it? Also what are the symptoms and how do you stop them?

What dose it mean when you have white blood cells in your unrine and how do you get it? Also what are the symptoms and how do you stop them?

Urinary tract infect: It means an infection. You see a doctor he decides to treat the infection and give antibiotics and ask that you drink lots of fluid. If complicated like pyelonephritis or recurrent the treatment may be different and radiologic evaluation may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are sinus headaches and what are the symptoms?

Can you tell me what are sinus headaches and what are the symptoms?

Misnomer: It is a misnomer for migraines because the location of pain happens to be over cheeks or forehead. These so called sinus headaches are intermittent. Pain of sinusitis would be constant pain over the sinus usually associated with fever. It should not be intermittent pain. Simply presence of fluid in the sinus on ct scan is not proof of sinusitis. Draining of sinuses does not control pain but does. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

Multiple: Sarcoid affects multiple organs and is followed by many different specialists. Problems can include arthrits. Skin rashes particularly one called erythema nodosum, eye inflammation, lung problems, swollen lymph nodes, fevers and multiple other problems. Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose unless it is thought about by your physician. Medications are usually necessary and needs a doctor's care. ...Read more

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"what does it mean when your "hormones are out of whack"? What are some symptoms?

"what does it mean when your "hormones are out of whack"? What are some symptoms?

Nothing: It's a lay term, not a medical one. There are literally thousands of hormones and "out of whack" in no way describes what the problem is. Hormonal medicine is very intricate and complex, and it can't be simplified into a single statement such as "our of whack". Discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tremors when you have a stroke?

What are the causes of tremors when you have a stroke?

Lesions sites: Two potential mechanisms for tremor after stroke: 1. Region of brain affected, i.e. An injury to the basal ganglia may cause tremor to the same extent that its impairment leads to idiopathic parkinson's disease; a cerebellar lesion from a stroke could also lead to a tremor that arises on certain movement, so-called intention tremor. 2. Weakness of muscle groups from a stroke could cause tremor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy and when do you experience them?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy and when do you experience them?

Wrong question: You keep asking questions that would fill a whole book. That doesn't work here. What are your specific symptoms and one specific question about your symptoms? ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Too hot or cold: Hypothyroidism is characterized by sensitivity to cold temperatures, low energy, and sometimes hair loss. Hyperthyroidism is heat intolerance, sweating, hair loss, hyperactivity and in late stages "bulging eyes." a simple TSH blood test can clarify which of the two is the issue. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

What to do if i think i may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

None.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing. By the time symptoms develop pressure is exceedingly high or has been high without being detected and treated. Headaches, bloody noses, chest pain, strokes kidney failure or shortness of breath can occur due to untreated hypertension. ...Read more

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Could IBS cause vomiting? If so what else are the symptoms, if not what are all the symptoms

Could IBS cause vomiting? If so what else are the symptoms, if not what are all the symptoms

IBS signs/symptoms: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body are ...Read more