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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 is the reason for a patient's hypotension?

What is the reason for a patient's hypotension?

Hypotension: Hypotension implies a decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased intravascular volume and/or inadequate cardiac force generation in systole. Normal pressure has adequate amounts of all these to result in a normal pressure range. Decrease in one or all contributes to hypotension. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

Hydrate: Orthostatic hypotension means a lowering of the blood pressure when standing upright. Assuming a teenager is normal and otherwise healthy, the best way to lessen this issue is to remain well hydrated and stand up more slowly to give the body a chance to accommodate. ...Read more

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What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is main cases for headek?

What is main cases for headek?

Headache in Young: I believe the most common causes of headaches in young men are eye strain and caffeine withdrawal in someone who ingests caffeine regularly and suddenly misses their regular caffeine. It can also be a symptom of being fatigued or having a minor viral illness. ...Read more

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If there is one, what is the most common reason for fetal tachycardia?

If there is one, what is the most common reason for fetal tachycardia?

My bet: I'm not a pediatric or neonatal cardiologist, but i believe that the most common cause for an abnormal tachycardia would be a congenital accessory bypass tract that is either overt or concealed. (remember that all fetuses and babies have very rapid hr which is abnormal for older children but normal for them.). ...Read more

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What is the common term for rhinorrhea?

What is the common term for rhinorrhea?

Runny nose: Usually associated with sneezing , itchy nose and itchy eyes and itchy throat and is an allergy . ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is another name for infectious monos and what is its cause?

I'm wondering what is another name for infectious monos and what is its cause?

"Kissing Disease" : "glandular fever" or "pfeiffer's disease" is caused by the epstein–barr virus. ...Read more

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What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

See details: This is a temporary reduction in the white blood count below the lower limits of normal. No treatment is needed because it is transient. ...Read more

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What is the cure for lightheadedness?

What is the cure for lightheadedness?

Lightheaded: Depends on what is causing lightheadedness. There can be several reasons depending on your medical history and medications. Seek medical opinion. ...Read more

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What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

High Potassium: This is defined as a serum potassium level above 5.5 meq/l. The danger is in changing the resting membrane potential of the heart muscle cells, making them more easily excitable. This makes arrhythmias more likely. This is unlikely to happen unless the potassium is > 6.5 meq/l. The heart may skip beats or transition into a lethal rhythm. ...Read more

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What is a cause for tiredness/exhaustion?

What is a cause for tiredness/exhaustion?

Some ideas: Medical issue like hypothyroidism--get a physical from a primary care doctor sleep disorder like apnea clinical depression--get evaluated by a psychologist (find one here: locator.Apa.Org) not sleeping enough take care, . ...Read more

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What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

Bilineage Hypoplasia: This link may help your understanding. http://www.cancer-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=97516&sid=5a81973ad54f09c0fd318b6661d438be#p426487 ...Read more

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What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

Too little fluid: There is not a normal amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. This can be caused by a variety of things, you should ask your obstetrician for more information and an explanation if this has been diagnosed. ...Read more

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What treatment is most used for a hemothorax?

What treatment is most used for a  hemothorax?

Chest tube vs obs: It depends on the size of the hemothorax. Many will observe small hemothoraces not evident on chest xray. Larger hemothoraces require drainage, usually with a chest tube. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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 are ...Read more