Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Have Low Blood Pressure Is It Really Serious

Share
Dr. Jerome Zacks
673 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What does it mean to have low blood pressure? It sounds like a bad thing to have.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure?  It sounds like a bad thing to have.

Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx. ...Read more

3

3
What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

Depends on cause: Platelets help form clots. Low platelets are caused by lack of production or destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus, or be as serious as leukemia. ...Read more

4

4
What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Hi blood pressure is an elevation of the resistance of the blood vessels throughout the body. If the resistance increases, your heart and other organs have to work harder and thereby begin to negatively affect them over time if left untreated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

6

6
What exactly does it mean to have very low blood pressure ?

What exactly does it mean to have very low blood pressure ?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. ...Read more

7

7
What does it mean to have a blood pressure of 150/100? How serious is it?

What does it mean to have a blood pressure of 150/100? How serious is it?

Depends: A single elevated blood pressure reading is meaningless because blood pressure can go up for a number of reasons including pain and anxiety. Chronically elevated blood pressure needs to be addressed because it can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys an brain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number. ...Read more

9

9
What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

It depends: It depends on when during your cycle the blood was drawn, as the levels change. If you are not having cycles, then this may be serious, esprpeccially if you are severely underweight. If so, you need to be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What does it mean to have dangerous eye pressure?

What does it mean to have dangerous eye pressure?

Glaucoma: When the eye pressure is high enough to cause permanent damage to the optic nerve it is dangerous. The higher it is, the more dangerous because the damage will occur much quicker. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Why is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily. : First what is low bp? The systolic blood pressure may be in the 80-90mm range and be entirely normal and pose no danger whatsoever. A lot depends on what is the clinical situation and are there associated symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

Low pressure: A fit body has relaxed arteries resulting in lower, yet normal, blood pressure readings. Pregnancy may bring the blood pressure down another few points due to the presence of the placenta and the effects of Progesterone in your vasculature. ...Read more

13

13
What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Probably normal: It depends if you have symptoms or not, or if you are on medications to control elevated blood pressure, or if you have underlying cardiac conditions. For some underlying abnormal conditions: consider dehydration, heart failure, anemia, low thyroid, or low cortisol. ...Read more

15

15
What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's cold and you're shivering you're hypothermic--like outside in cold weather or in an unheated house. I hope to keep my temperature above room temperature as long as i can... ...Read more

16

16
What does it mean if I have high blood pressure?

What does it mean if I have high blood pressure?

Your BP: Is greater then 140/90....See your physician to avoid long term complications. ...Read more

17

17
What does it mean to have low platelets?

What does it mean to have  low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

18

18
What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more

19

19
What does it mean to have a high esr?

What does it mean to have a high esr?

Inflammation if goin: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very old test that roughly measures the amount of inflammatory proteins in the blood. These proteins can be due to a rheumatic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease. Most important is the context in which it occurs and why the test was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
2 doctors shared insights

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
1,358 doctors shared insights

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