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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 postural hypotension?

What does it mean to have postural hypotension?

Low on standing: Normally the blood pressure is actually slightly higher when you stand up. Autonomic nerves cause the blood vessels to constrict and slighly overshoot so that the blood pressure goes up a little. So it is abnormal for your blood pressure to go down (hypotension) when you stand up. There are many reasons why this occurs, so tests are needed to figure out the cause so that it can be treated properly. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is sagging of the brain stem and flattening of the pons raises possibility of intercranial hypotension?

What does it mean when there is sagging of the brain stem and flattening of the pons raises possibility of intercranial hypotension?

Complicated: This complex report is best explained by a neurologist or neurosurgeon conferring with the radiologist who interpreted the imaging study and then deciding what further investigation, if any, is recommended and whether you have neurological symptoms or signs related to the scan findings. I consider this to be a highly specialized matter. ...Read more

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What does low blood pressure mean?

What does low blood pressure mean?

Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...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 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

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

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

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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, I would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean when you have low blood pressure?

Depends on symptoms: Low blood pressure in general is desirable.

But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean to have low blood pressure? I thought young people are supposed to be low.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure? I thought young people are supposed to be low.

Low BP: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean and what leads to it?

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 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

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?

Emotional BP: Such high low pressure is common when you have anxiety, anger, and be very sensitve. Take it easy. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean when someone has a low blood pressure and a slow pulse?

What does it mean when someone has a low blood pressure and a slow pulse?

Nothing by itself: Pulse and BP are just numbers, and mean almost nothing in isolation. More important is the patient...Are they sick? Well? Dizzy? Dehydrated? Feel great? Just had a heart attack?

Granted, if a pulse or BP are too low, then doctors might be concerned no matter how they looked, but more important is the "rest of the story". ...Read more

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What does it mean to have swollen ankles and low blood pressure?

MD: Hi:

you need a history and physical by an md to rule out an arrhythmia or congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean in pregnancy?

Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean in pregnancy?

Most times is normal: The blood vessels expand rapidly during pregnancy; this most commonly results in a decrease in blood pressure - maybe up to 5-10 points systolic and up to 15 points diastolic. This should normalize after delivery.
If any questions or if any other symptoms such as fainting or dizziness develop, you would need specific evaluation for this.

Congratulations! ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have high triglycerides (210 mg/dl) and low blood pressure (87 sys/ 61 dia) with dizziness?

What could it mean if I have high triglycerides (210 mg/dl) and low blood pressure (87 sys/ 61 dia) with dizziness?

Need for evaluation: The triglyceride levels and blood presurre are not likely to be related and need to be addressed invidually. However, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without detalied history, physical examination and may be additional tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor who ordered the lab tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

Need evaluation: Elevation in heart rate can be a compensatory change in the setting of low blood pressures. Cause cannot be determined without knowning the actual readings and without a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I am on fludrocortisone to retain more water and blood volume for low blood pressure, does this mean it takes longer to dehydrate due to more volume?

I am on fludrocortisone to retain more water and blood volume for low blood pressure, does this mean it takes longer to dehydrate due to more volume?

No.: Fludrocortisone is taken to retain salt AND water and to prevent you from having symptoms related to lack of blood volume. Salt and water make up a good part of your blood volume. When your blood volume is low you are dehydrated. It should now take you longer to show symptoms of dehydration than before you took the med. ...Read more

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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more