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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

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 does it mean to have occasional high blood pressure and what can be done for it until you see a doctor?

What does it mean to have occasional high blood pressure and what can be done for it until you see a doctor?

Blood pressure: At times everyone has elevated blood pressure, this may be due to anxiety, stress, anger or even eating a big meal. You need to be treated for hypertension when the blood pressure is elevated for a long period of time. Before starting medicines you should try to do some lifestyle changes to help you lower your blood pressure, such as weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and change in diet. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar : Low blood sugar is very dangerous and could lead to seizure, coma and even death. Mildly low blood sugar could cause anxiety, sweating, palpitations, dry mouth and confusion. ...Read more

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Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Usaully gut!: Inflammation of the GI tract, usually subclinical, is present in all the seronegative arthopathies. It is also elevated in regional enteritis and crohn's of the small intestine. In an older person, multiple myeloma must be excluded. ...Read more

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If I have a nabithian cyst why does it come out and go back in? Also is that bad that I have one, is it something serious?

If I have a nabithian cyst why does it come out and go back in? Also is that bad that I have one, is it something serious?

Benign condition: A nabothian cyst is a benign mucous filled bump on the surface of the cervix routinely discovered during a routine pelvic exam. It is caused by build up of secretions when glands on the surface become plugged. No treatment is necessary. Nabothian cysts do not cause any problems. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

Healthiness: High blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease and stroke, etc. Having a "good blood pressure" is a good thing and means as far as your cardiovascular risk, you are doing well. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What can I do if my doctor said my immune system is a little high i like to know what it means?

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What can I do if my doctor said my immune system is a little high i like to know what it means?

Vague: He likely meant that some of the immunoglobulin levels might have above average- and this per se poses no health issues. You will need to call him to clarify this statement. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a high white blood count and a bad rash?

What does it mean if I have a high white blood count and a bad rash?

Likely an infection: There is insufficient information to provide a definitive answer. One would need to know the actual count and differential and examine the rash. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a colonoscopy?

What does it feel like to have a colonoscopy?

Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high cervix?

What does it mean to have a high cervix?

Far up: During exam.....if the cervical opening is found unusually high up......... ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a low TSH but you also have a low t4?

What does it mean when you have a low TSH but you also have a low t4?

Thyroid labs: Hi. See an endocrinologist. Make sure it's a free T4 (not a TOTAL T4). If you have low TSH and a low free T4, that's compatible with pituitary disease causing hypothyroidism (so called "secondary hypothyroidism"). IF you have that (not saying you do), you need to be checked for pituitary problems and other pituitary deficiencies (adrenal, most promptly); If u have secondary hypothy, CHECK ADRENALS ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a low white blood cell count? And what does it mean?

Is it bad to have a low white blood cell count? And what does it mean?

Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor. ...Read more

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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