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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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