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Can someone be born with hypotension?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Confusing question

Of course, a baby can have or develop hypotension at birth.
It would be part of a transient medical condition that would be treated and fixed. If your question is really whether a condition now, existed from birth it did not.

In brief: Confusing question

Of course, a baby can have or develop hypotension at birth.
It would be part of a transient medical condition that would be treated and fixed. If your question is really whether a condition now, existed from birth it did not.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

There are multiple causes of hypotension.
Neonatal hypotension is usually due to infection, dehydration etc. Multiple other etiologies including hormone deficiency etc maybe be possible.

In brief: Yes

There are multiple causes of hypotension.
Neonatal hypotension is usually due to infection, dehydration etc. Multiple other etiologies including hormone deficiency etc maybe be possible.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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