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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal.Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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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 could cause low blood pressure?

What could cause low blood pressure?

Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Also, medications can also do this. Autonomic dysfunctions as in parkinson disease or advanced diabetes; heart failure, liver failure, rapid blood loss/bleeding etc...Are other major causes. If you have problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure?

What is considered low blood pressure?

Just a number: Well 120/80 has been considered average. Under 100 is getting low. But what is more important is how do you feel. If you feel well, i would not worry about a low blood pressure. Actually people with a low blood pressure live longer. I have seen patients with a pressure of 80/60 who feel quite well. ...Read more

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What actually causes low blood pressure?

What actually causes low blood pressure?

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 is too low blood pressure considered?

What is too low blood pressure considered?

Hypotension : Low BP is considered ok unless you have symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

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 is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

What is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

Depends on symptoms: A symptomatic pt will require a full work up with full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.If no symptoms then no treatment is neccesary. ...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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What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

Relative: Low blood pressure would, i suppose, be defined by most of us as a mean pressure < 50-60mmhg (big number + 2*small number / 3 is a rough estimate) but the clinical answer is that unless you're symptomatic (dizzy, lightheaded, passing out) almost any BP is ok. High is any systolic number that is usually > 140 or bottom usually > 90. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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