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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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Sleep for 2-3 days at a time (very deeply), have low blood pressure (too low) and high heart rate. Help?

Sleep for 2-3 days at a time (very deeply), have low blood pressure (too low) and high heart rate. Help?

More info: I don't have any more information. Why are you sleeping for 2-3 days? Work related? Taking any medicines? Are you depress? I am more concern about your sleeping habits. You need to seek a medical consultation for a more in depth discussion with a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

Need evaluation: Elevation in heart rate can be a compensatory change in the setting of low blood pressures. Cause cannot be determined without knowning the actual readings and without a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure with high heart rate and fatigue today?

Help needed: It is common for heart rate to increase when blood pressure falls. This combination can have a variety of causes. It may rise from dehydration (from protracted vomiting and diarrhea); low blood volume (internal bleeding), or adrenal hormone deficiency. Fatigue may result from the low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

No Easy Answers from: A distance. Everything you describe is a behavior/sign/symptom, none causal. Heart rate, strength of contraction (both heart functions) ; BP (mean arteriole resistance) are all controlled 24/7, split-second by split-second, by our brain/mind at below conscious, autonomic nervous system level. While alterations in heart muscle size & function (usual doc focus) are also a factor, these are secondary ...Read more

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What are the causes of tachycardia and low blood pressure? i.e 88/58 mm Hg and heart rate 110 bpm

What are the causes of tachycardia and low blood pressure? i.e 88/58 mm Hg and heart rate 110 bpm

Dehydration: The most common cause of combined low blood pressure and high heart rate would be dehydration. Anemia could also cause a higher heart rate, but not likely the low BP. Other less common causes might include hemorrhage or significant blood loss, abnormal magnesium or potassium levels. It is normal for the heart to beat faster when the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ). What could cause this?

I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ).
What could cause this?

Medication dose: You may need to call your MD. May have the need for dose adjustment or stopping some. Further based on your risk factors you may need testing to ensure there are no heart issues. A call to your MD is needed soon. ...Read more

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Does having low blood pressure equal low heart rate?

Does having low blood pressure equal low heart rate?

No: A person can have low blood pressure with a low heart rate, a normal heart rate, or a high heart rate. Likewise, a person can have a low heart rate, and have low blood pressure, normal blood pressure, or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I suffer from a low heart rate and low blood pressure. What can be done?

I suffer from a low heart rate and low blood pressure. What can be done?

If no symptoms : Associated with the low hr and bp, that's normal. My hr is 50 and BP is 94/50 and i don't have any problems other than vertigo while in a fishing trip. But i take Antivert (meclizine) and keep going fishing. How low? ...Read more

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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Equal: Both men and women adapt to athletic exercise in much the same way. Both often develop a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure at rest. ...Read more

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Is 95/65-110/70 low blood pressure? Sometimes getting up from a laying position i get dizzy and my heart rate gets fast. Too low or normal? What to do

Is 95/65-110/70 low blood pressure? Sometimes getting up from a laying position i get dizzy and my heart rate gets fast. Too low or normal? What to do

Borderline Low: Some perfectly healthy people have blood pressure readings like you mention and feel normal. For other people these levels are low enough to causes dizziness or lightheadedness. I would suggest getting up slowly and if symptoms persist, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Heart condition: This is likely a heart condition that needs to be evaluated asap. When the heart is not working efficiently or effectively, the heart may not pump as fast as it should or as strong as it should. This will limit blood flow equaling low blood pressure. This will cause less blood flow going to the brain and hence causing dizziness. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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