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What Causes Hypotension When Someone Has Malaria
Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and the body attacks the virus many free radicals and chemical reactions take place many of which cause the body's blood vessels to dilate and cause hypotension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not likely: The two diseases are incredibly dissimilar. When malaria does produce alterations in thought patterns it is due to delerium from markedly elevated fevers, to profound anemia with cerebral hypoxia, to cerebral malaria (p. Falciparum), or to associated mosquito borne infections with other organisms, all of which are acute illnesses, often resulting in death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...Read more
Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc. ...Read more
Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing i would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed. ...Read more
Several: Any of the drugs that are used to treat hypertension can cause hypotension. Diuretics for instance cause an increase in urine flow and can lead to hypotension. But more importantly, if a patient has a low blood pressure following surgery, one should consider that the patient may be bleeding. Also some medicines used to control pain or anxiety could lead to hypotension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pt from pakistan.having malaria in every month.she recoverd completly but next month she has again malaria..cause and treatment??
Difficult: Lillian most forms of malaria are easy to deal with and treat.P falciparum is tough and often difficult to treat. If the malaria has come back it need to be retreated. Smears of the blood know as wet smears and dry smears are examined. Then once identified it needs to be blasted with the drugs now available. ...Read more
Is common : Low BP during pregnancy is common but doesnt mean the prenancy is the olny cause.Other causes should be ruled out.Thyroid dz, adrenal insuffiency, hypovolemia, etc should be addressed . If you are asymptomatic and there is no fetal distress and work up for secondary causes are ruled out , then should be fine. Your obstatrician may want to follow you more closely then most routine pregnancy. ...Read more
A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
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