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What to do when low blood pressure is causing problems?

What to do when low blood pressure is causing problems?

Depends on cause: A full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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What to do for low blood pressure?

What to do for low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure might be a good thing. People live longer. It's just a number. If you feel fine, it is unlikely a problem. Now if you are sick and it is low, the treatment depends on the cause. For instance, bleeding. Stop the bleeding and give blood transfusion. Dehydration. Give fluids by mouth or intravenously. Infection. Give antibiotics. Adrenal insufficiency, give hormone replacement. ...Read more

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How to determine when your blood pressure is high?

How to determine when your blood pressure is high?

Hypertension : High BP is usually without symptoms. Generally you know by having a measurement made. ...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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When you are pregnant and your blood pressure is low what does that mean?

When you are pregnant and your blood pressure is low what does that mean?

Pregnancy and BP: During the 1st trimester of pregnancy it is normal for your blood pressure to fall below it's normal levels. Blood pressure then slowly rises throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. If your BP becomes elevated at any time during pregnancy, this may be a sign of preeclampsia, and you should see your OB immediately. ...Read more

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What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

Hypertension: When your blood pressure is very high you should go to the doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What if my blood pressure is to low?

Merits evaluation.: This merits a careful evaluation, starting with taking your blood pressure sitting and standing. A thorough evaluation includes taking your history, a physical exam, certain blood and urine tests and, in some instances, some special tests. The cause is first determined, then therapy can commence. ...Read more

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What to do if my blood pressure and pulse are too high to be going to the gym?

See your doctor: You may potentially benefit from so-named rate control medications as well as likely some degree of anxiety control. You definetily need to be evaluated by your doctor who will order treatment to help you start regular exercise. ...Read more

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What happens to your blood pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

What happens to your blood pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

Risk factor: Along with smoking, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes hypertension is a significant risk factor for atherosclerosis. Your goal should be to decrease your risk factors as much as possible to decrease the complications of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

High blood pressure: Coarctation of the aorta which is a narrowing of the aorta can cause high blood pressure in the arms and low blood pressure in the legs. This should be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

Rest &enough fluids: If symptomatic from low blood pressure with dizziness/ nausea/blocking sensation in ears/fast heart beats, sweating/cold and clammy-especially hands and feet /feeling dazed /confused/near fainting like episode , lie down flat, without a pillow to improv.Brain circ.If low BP is confirmed, drink fluids like gatorade which has sodium.If u r on BP meds, hold them. Call your doctor and get his recommenda. ...Read more

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What to do about low blood pressure?

What to do about low blood pressure?

I generally: tell my patients that unless the "Low blood pressure" is SYMPTOMATIC you are at advantage in terms of heart disease and future stroke etc. If symptomatic the exact reason for the low blood pressure should be evaluated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

If you have: Diabetes and your blood sugar is low (<70) a gel or 3 quick-disolving glucose tablets, or 8 oz. Of skim milk or juice will increase it appropriately. Wait 15 minutes and retest. Repeat if still under 70. You are only trying to get it above 70. Do not use food to treat low sugar. If not diabetes, sugar result was incorrect, probably a finger stick. Glucose doesn't drop to 26. Body won't let it. ...Read more

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What can you do when your blood sugar level is 397?

What can you do when your blood sugar level is 397?

See a doctor: A blood sugar level of 397 is considered high and needs to be taken seriously. Please see a doctor and follow their advise. You may need to be placed on medication. Don't wait to take care of this. ...Read more

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What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

Your doctor can help: You need medical attention in case your blood sugar is high as it requires treatment to control the high sugar. If you are not known to be a diabetic, you will need to start treatment for it. In case you already have diabetes, then you know the answers as to how to seek medical help and get medication to control the sugar. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure?

Guidelines: High BP is greater than 140/90.Low BP is more of a clinical determination.It usually occurs when the top number is less than100 and the person feels dizzy, weak, feels faint , esspecially when they stand up. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to raise my low blood pressure?

Is there something i can do to raise my low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more