Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

I guess yes. For some people low blood pressures around 90/60 may be their normal. Stroke usually is associated to high blood pressure . Coincidence of hypotension with stroke could be related to severe dehydration or bleeding or effect of medications or some otherr condition. Some pts call mistakenly ""hypotension" the symptoms of presyncope or syncope (fainting). Low glucose may cause stroke.
Yes. A stroke happens when brain tissue dies as a result of being starved of oxygen. If blood pressure is low enough that it cannot "push" enough oxygen into the brain tissue it can result in tissue death. On the other hand, if pressure is so high that an artery "pops" and blood flow to a portion of brain is disrupted, this can cause death of that portion of the brain as well.

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What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

Multiple things. Heart failure, adrenal insufficiency, unstable cardiac arrthymias (abnormal rhythms), sepsis with septic shock, neurogenic shock, cardiogenic shock, and most commonly dehydration. It depends how low it is, if low normal and you are not symptomatic you shouldn't get it higher. Smaller patients tend to have lower blood pressures as a whole. Read more...

What to do in low blood pressure and what pills should I avoid?

Adrenal insufficienc. Obviously you should avoid any medication that will drop your blood pressure. Then you need to be checked for adrenal insufficiency with labs to check dhea, cortisol and electrolytes. Micronutrient supplementation is often helpful and herbal supplements that support adrenal gland and thyroid gland seem to help. Avoidance of caffiene and other stimulants is best as well. Read more...

What causes low blood pressure and if it all of a sudden becomes low what can you do?

Multiple etiologies. There are multiple etiologies to low bp, including low volume status (i.e., dehydration, acute bleeding, etc) versus infection (causing vasoplegia) or heart failure with low cardiac ouput. The most common caue of acutely low blood pressure can be vasovagal in nature ( a reflex that happens briefly) that can be interrupted by quickly squatting down and squeezing both hands.. Read more...

What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

Many things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. Read more...

Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Not often but. People with complex migraines headaches might have low blood pressure - but could also have high or normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is especially low it may eliminate 2 classes of drugs (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers) from your preventive arsenal, and that may be why your doctors care about it. Read more...
Probably not. Complex migraines are caused by many different factors including genetics, diet, stress and alcohol, but low blood pressure hasn't been associated with migraines. Read more...