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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 are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure ? Is it a serious thing to worry about ?

Dizziness: The most common symptom of low BP is dizziness, especially when rising to stand. There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower BP, but in general lower BP is protective. For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low broad pressure: Low blood pressure on the normal range changes with age is different for children for adult women less than 90/60 is usually low for man less than about 100/60 is usually low ...Read more

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Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low bp: Whatever the low level is, if it is producing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadness or orthostatic symptoms; we consider it dangerous. ...Read more

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How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms . If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more

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What to do when low blood pressure is causing problems?

What to do when low blood pressure is causing problems?

Depends on cause: A full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why high or low blood pressure is bad?

Can you please explain why high or low blood pressure is bad?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more

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I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

No, this is normal.: A healthy young woman can often have low blood pressure, especially if athletic. However, if you are dizzy or other issues, you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

What are the causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

Blood pressure: Decreased intravascular volume and decrease systemic vascular resistance, the blood pressure can also be low because of small stroke volume and low cardiac output. Some people have low blood pressure as their normal. ...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 a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female ?

Healthy living: Healthy living causes low blood pressure. Your average of 112/63 is perfectly fine. I myself thankfully sometimes run around 99/70. Dangerous low blood pressure is below 75/50. Usually what causes this low blood pressure is a bacterial infection in the blood. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has very low blood pressure, is she in danger?

What can I do if my mom has very low blood pressure, is she in danger?

It depends on other: Related conditions or symptoms. If she has other symptoms like dizziness, chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, etc, bring her to quick care or er for a thorough evaluation. She needs to follow up with her dr. If she is taking blood pressure meds, she may need to hold off or cut down on the dose. Discuss these things with her dr. ...Read more

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My mom has low blood pressure. Is there anything she can eat to help her? Anything natural?

My mom has low blood pressure. Is there anything she can eat to help her? Anything natural?

Depends on cause: Does she have symptoms? If dizziness isn't a problem, then she may not need anything. Otherwise, increasing fluid and salt intake will usually drive up a person's bp--that's why we try to limit salt for people with the more common problem of high bp. Usually not hard to increase your salt intake, but she should definitely discuss with her md to make sure there are no concerns with this approach. ...Read more

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Could pheochromocytoma explain for having high & low blood pressure? & is it possible that HR be very high and BP low? Since it was suspected 2yrs ago

Could pheochromocytoma explain for having high & low blood pressure? & is it possible that HR be very high and BP low? Since it was suspected 2yrs ago

Yes: Pheochromocytoma causes episodic release of certain hormones and this can produce high and then relatively low blood pressures (BP). Usually, the heart rates and blood pressures will correlate (i.e., if BP high, then heart rate high), but this is not always the case. ...Read more

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Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6 .is that normal?

Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6 .is that normal?

Normal Not = Healthy: Normal only means Average. The numbers entered are not compatible with life. Be aware that most BP readings (especially all the digital gauges) are quite inaccurate & far less reliable than humans; just estimations; only represent a single heart beat for each number; from different heart beats. BP is hidden internal behavior which we adjust constantly, moment by moment. Read values yourself! ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about low blood pressure. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about low blood pressure.  Is that ok?

How do you feel?: If you're dizzy and passing out, you need to go back and tell the doctor. But if you're feeling well, low BP is generally healthy and much better than having high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 70/56.Is it normal or am i suffering from low blood pressure?

Too low: A BP of 70/56 is too low. There are many causes. The first treatment is fluids but you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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