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What is the significance of hypotension anemia?

What is the significance of hypotension anemia?

Black out or more: Hello there - anemia is reduction in red blood cell (rbc) count - and specifically reduction in hemoglobin concentration which is the oxygen carrying agents in the RBC - and yes, anemia will cause hypotension because the blood is thinner and the oncotic pressure (viscosity or concentration pressure) is down - so this compounded effects of low blood pressure and low oxygen carrying capacity is bad. ...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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I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

Your PCP can help: I hope you have a pcp/ an internist, to take care of your health problems. Each of your listed problems needs to be sorted out and well documented as to its cause and how to control/treat it. I doubt that you have all these unrelated medical issues happening to you all at once. Let him/her explain if they are really and truly present or not. It takes simple testing and physical exam to check you. ...Read more

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I am suffering from iron deficieny anemia, but iron supplemnt irritate my oasphegas, now I am notice increase in pulse and hypotension.

I  am suffering from  iron deficieny anemia, but iron supplemnt irritate my oasphegas, now I am notice increase in pulse and hypotension.

GI side effects: Are problematic with iron replacement. I am worried your anemia is severe with increased pulse and low blood pressure. Unlikely that iron is causing the latter. Get with your doc. There are other options for iron repletion. ...Read more

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If the heart and lungs are fine, no anemia etc but the brain receives less blood due to say hypotension could it cause shortness of breath?

If the heart and lungs are fine, no anemia etc but the brain receives less blood due to say hypotension could it cause shortness of breath?

Highly Unlikely!: Hypotension drives dizziness, slowness of mental function, etc; dyspnea (shortness of breath) very unlikely. Dyspnea typically a result of exercise, anxiety &/or increased congestion in lungs, as perceived in brain. Having a "normal" echo or MRI does no exclude this because they do not reveal diastolic function, pulmonary venous pressures or air flow; only possibly changes of chronic elevation. ...Read more

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What to do if I get low blood pressure almost everyday n its not anemia?

What to do if I get low blood pressure almost everyday n its not anemia?

Depends on cause: a thorough history and physical exam, Labs, echo, event recorder and a Tilt Table Test should give us what we need to make most diagnoses . Treatment is then targeted to the specific cause. In the mean time drink plenty of water,avoid long periods without eating,get plenty of sleep, use support stockings and increase the sodium in your diet. ...Read more

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My daughter 21 has anemia and low blood pressure what's is the cause?

My daughter 21 has anemia and low blood pressure what's is the cause?

Many: There could be many causes of anemia. Your daughter needs a comprehensive examination by a physician and a series of test. Don't sit on this get her to a reputable doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can't i stand for long periods of time? I am a fairly healthy young female (20-25yrs old). I only suffer from occasional migraines. I have been diagnosed with anemia and i usually have very low blood pressure. I cannot stand upright for more than 10 m

Your : Your problem could be any number of things. First of all you are hypotensive and anemic. Both of these things can make you weak. I would start by getting an echo and ecg. The postural hypotension and weakness may be from the blood rushing to your legs. I would start by having you wear compression hose. ...Read more

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What is the significance of essential hypotension?

What is the significance of essential hypotension?

Varies: Essential means that it is not secondary to some known cause such as bleeding, dehydration, or an underactive adrenal gland. So if your blood pressure is lower than average it might be said you have essential hypotension. If you feel well, no problem. In fact those with a low BP live longer. There may be some who just feel weak and dizzy with low bp. Sort of a vague not well understood problem, . ...Read more

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What is the significance of paradoxical hypotension?

What is the significance of paradoxical hypotension?

Difficult: This is a vague question. If paradoxical hypotension is occurring during a stress test, it may mean significant coronary artery disease, for example. However, if it happens under other circumstances, I am not sure what it could mean. In general, this term is applied when hypotension is noted in response to something that should normally cause hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the significance of orthostatic hypotension?

Hypotension: Orthostatic hypotension most commonly volume related -- that means you are not well hydrated -- however there are other causes of postural hypotension that warrant more testing and evaluation -- if the problem is not remedied by simple hydration then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What's the significance with hypotension if you never faint?

What's the significance with hypotension if you never faint?

Are there symptoms?: The short answer is that "hypotension" is only a concern if it is symptomatic, and fainting isn't the only symptom. You can feel weak or dizzy, especially when standing. Nausea, fatigue, poor tolerance for exercise can all occur. If symptoms aren't present then your blood pressure isn't too concerning. If so, then it should be investigated. ...Read more

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How can you control hypotension?

Acute or chronic?: Acute, severe hypotension usually involves a critical illness, e.g. Overwhelming bacterial infection, massive heart attack, etc and requires treatment of underlying cause in icu, often IV fluids to support the circulation, and sometimes strong meds to constrict arteries and raise the pressure. Chronic low BP usually requires oral hydration, esp with electrolytes (e.g. Gatorade or coconut water). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypotension?

Symptoms: A low blocs pressre reading and symptoms like dizziness, light headedness, fatigue' low energy, decrease urination all can be associate with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Is there risk associated with hypotension?

Yes: Low blood pressure can result in dizziness or can cause someone to pass out. It also may cause decreased kidney function and other organ dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. People may also feel fatigued and washed out due to hypotension. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more