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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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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 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'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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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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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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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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What is the main complication of hypotension?

Syncope: The main risk of hypotension, or low blood pressure, is passing out, or "syncope". If this occurs while you are driving, up on a ladder, holding a small child or using a knife or hedge trimmer, for example, this could have disastrous consequences. There are medications that make your blood pressure go up, some by retaining salt and water, like florinef, (fludrocortisone) some by constricting vessels, proamitine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypotension?

Low Blood Pressure: 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 be "low blood pressure". ...Read more

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Are there any medications for a person with hypotension?

Yes: Yes but discuss with your physician to determine why you may have hypotension. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with hypotension?

Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child ? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does hypotension affect male erections?

Does hypotension affect male erections?

Yes: Men require an ample blood suply and pressure to achieve and maintain an erection.Low blood pressures from medicines or decrease blood suply from atherosclerosis may compromise sexual function. ...Read more

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Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing i would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Why are headaches associated with hypotension?

Headaches &hypotensi: Low BP can cause headaches, is due to changes in the BP of your head occur dramatically.If you bend over and suddenely move upright you may feel pain in your head.Once you get trggered with that you get like any other headache headaches are more common when BP is very high. ...Read more

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What are nursing intervention for hypotension ?

Hydrate.: Keep the head down or lie down.Hydrate.Wear support stockings. If on anti hypertensive medications, may need adjustments. Consult an md! ...Read more