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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

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What causes low blood pressure and how can it be treated?

Don't be too anxious: Low blood pressure is a common symptom in health people, if you do not fell dizzy or have other uncomportalbe experience frequently, no need for treatent of it. ...Read more

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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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What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

Multiple things: Heart failure, adrenal insufficiency, unstable cardiac arrthymias (abnormal rhythms), sepsis with septic shock, neurogenic shock, cardiogenic shock, and most commonly dehydration. It depends how low it is, if low normal and you are not symptomatic you shouldn't get it higher. Smaller patients tend to have lower blood pressures as a whole. ...Read more

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What is the reason for low diastolic pressure and how can it be treated?

What is the reason for low diastolic pressure and how can it be treated?

Diastolic pressure: Low diastolic pressure relates to the peripheral vascular resistance, the intravascular volume and the integrity of the aortic valve. Any variable that changes one of these factors can relate to low diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What should my oxygen rate be with CHF and how low can it get before it causes problems?

What should my oxygen rate be with CHF and how low can it get before it causes problems?

Above 90%: When someone with heart failure is stable their oxygen saturation as measured on a pulse oximetry (usually on their fingertip) should be greater than 90%. Lower than that may indicate retention of fluid in the lungs and necessitate a visit to the ER or the cardiologist to adjust medications and re-assess. ...Read more

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What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

Yes: Yes it can be dangerous. Dehydration is a common cause, especially in older people if they cannot express thirst or don't have access to water. High sodium can also be induced by medications that have a high and concentrated sodium content. ...Read more

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How high does blood pressure have to be to cause symptoms and what would they be?

How high does blood pressure have to be to cause symptoms and what would they be?

very severe: When BP exceeds 200/120, it approaches a level considered to be a hypertensive urgency or emergency. The symptoms can be angina (chest discomfort), heart failure (shortness of breath), or encephalopathy (confusion and sometimes headache). But understand: headache is common and is infrequently associated with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can be used for low blood pressure?

What can be used for low blood pressure?

Cause?: Depends on the cause of your low bp. Dehydration? Blood loss? Diabetes? Medications? Check with your doctor, but if you are symptomatic and all major problems are ruled out, then increasing salt intake or taking a steroid that increases salt and water retention, like fludricortisone (florinef) can help, just don't stop taking it abruptly! and take it under doctor supervision w/ a prescription! ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease if it is hereditary?

What can be done to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease if it is hereditary?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress. ...Read more

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How common is it to have low blood pressure?

How common is it to have low blood pressure?

Sometimes: Low blood pressure is actually better in terms of decreased heart and stroke risk. Low blood pressure can be normal for individuals who can be genetically predisposed that way. Low blood pressure is not normal if you feel dizzy or lightheaded or feel like your heart is pounding all the time. Most common cause of low BP is dehydration, so the treatment is drinking more fluids. ...Read more

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What is blood sugar level? What effects does it have and how can it be managed ?

What is blood sugar level? What effects does it have and how can it be managed ?

Diabetes: Blood sugar indicates the amount of glucose in your blood. It has a multitude of effects- high levels of blood sugar are associated with diabetes mellitus. Low levels of blood sugar can cause coma and even death. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more

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What can be done to quickly treat low blood sugar?

What can be done to quickly treat low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Quickly give yourself some food or drink with high calorie content. Then take yourself as soon as possible to an Endocrinologist to help you adjust your diabetes management. If you always have low blood sugar that can be taken care of fairly quickly! ...Read more

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Too much renin in left kidney. What could be the cause? And how can it be treated?

Too much renin in left kidney. What could be the cause? And how can it be treated?

Renin...: ...Is produced in the kidney in response to low blood pressure in that kidney; most common cause of one-sided renin overproduction is stenosis, or narrowing, of one of the arteries that feed the kidneys. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?

Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?

Yes: Depends on cause. There are a few that are curable by surgery! other persons may control or improve, with weight loss, exercize, sodium control, dietary efforts. ...Read more

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What causes stroke and how can it be avoided?

What causes stroke and how can it be avoided?

Stroke: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision loss of vision focal weakness focal numbness facial weakness (abnormal face) identify the cause of stroke such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, irregular heart rhythm, etc. Optimal control of stroke risk factors physical therapy. ...Read more

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What's a hi and low blood pressure rate that would cause cern. Meaning how high how low can too # be. How low can bottom # be?

Talk to your doctor: The normal blood pressure can be in the range of 110-130 systolic (top number) with the diastolic number (bottom #) ranging from 60-75. However, depending on your age and other medical conditions it can range higher or lower. High blood pressure can cause several medical emergencies, as well as low blood pressure resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

It's not the numbers: A normal BP is less than or equal to 135 on top and 85 on bottom. The lower, the better unless you're dizzy or passing out. Some very healthy people normally run a BP of 80-90 on the top number and that's fine. High bps increase long term risk. Very high bps (like >200/>110) that are also associated with symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness or confusion are considered an emergency. ...Read more

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What can cause my blood pressure to be too low? Example 100/66; 93/65;

What can cause my blood pressure to be too low?  Example 100/66; 93/65;

BP medications...: 55 y/o female asks, What can cause my BP to be too low? Example 100/66, 93/65. Technically, those numbers are not too low with <120/90 being normal. That said, BP medications themselves are the commonest causes of low BP for age. But a host of Endocrine & metabolic disorders;low thyroid, low Adrenal function, diuretics, low salt diet and more can also do it. To prevent Syncope/Falls best see MD. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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