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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
Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Hi, i'm 13 weeks expecting twins, suffering with low blood pressure, going dizzy and feeling faint. Is there anything that can help?
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
Very often when I get up I see lights for a few seconds, does this indicate that I have low blood pressure? never faint though! Should lbp be treated?
A blessing --: Yes -- you are more likely to feel dizzy or faint with a low baseline blood pressure -- having said that, low blood pressure is generally more of a blessing than a concern -- just make sure that you take care of your health like anyone else with exercise and healthy lifestyle -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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