Is it possible to get low blood pressure from menstruation?

Yes. Blood loss from any cause including a heavy period can lead to low blood pressure. You should drink plenty of fluids if your periods are heavy.
If excessive blood. If bleeding is severe and prolonged enough to compromise blood volume, then drops in blood pressure can be the result. Vasovagal episodes can produce reflexive causes of low blood pressure. However, if menstrual bleeding is that severe, gynecologic consultation is mandatory.

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Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure. Low blood pressure (BP) is not really a disease condition. In general, for your health, the lower your bp, the better. The exception to this is when you get symptoms like lighted-headedness or dizziness when you stand up or feel like you're about to faint. There are individuals whose BP is 80/50, and they feel fine. Other people may have 100/60 and feel dizzy because that is low for them. Read more...

Do people normally get low blood pressure after not eating for 3-4 hours?

No. No, after all if you sleep for 7 or 8 hours you're not eating for that length of time. Read more...
If not drinking. It' s dehydration that leads to low BP - you don't need to eat at all. 3-4 hours is pretty short unless you're in the hot, virginia beach sun. Read more...

How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

Low volume. Hello aurora -- hypotension or low blood pressure is most commonly caused by low volume status -- that is not having enough hydration regularly -- please also see other explanations I have posted previously. Read more...
Not quite sure. I understand your question...How do you lower? Or what is considered a low reading? Read more...

What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure?

Hypoperfusion. Not enougth circulation can cause poor perfusion of the brain and this cause a temporary blackout. Staying flat is usually enough to reverse it. Read more...

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness?

Salt and fluids. Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. Read more...

I get light headed when I stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and I heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

Low BP. Is simply determined by taking the bp. The problem could be orthostatic problem from poor hydration or even autonomic dysfunction. Your symptoms do indeed correlate with a drop in BP as many of our patients have done so and it correlates. But the real diagnosis has to be searched. Go to your doctor and be examined well. Only then can you be treated well also. Good luck. Read more...

Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

Not bad. Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist.Chinese medicine practitioner as i helps balance your body without meds. Read more...

If I do a blood pressure log for dad how often should he get it checked for his low blood pressure?

Few times. Few times a week, different times in the day and with symptoms, not otherwise explained, such as headache, chest pain, blurred vision, etc. The technique and timing, allowing for the blood pressure to settle, are very important. Read more...

How to get rid of low blood pressure dizziness spells and near-fainting?

See below. Side effects of medications to treat high blood pressure can cause it.Other conditions called orthostatic hypotension, and heart beat abnormalities [arrythmia] the cause of this phenomenon needs to be sought out. Take precautions like gettting up slowly from a lying or sitting position and moving only if the spells pass.Support stockings may help, but specific treatment depends on cause. Read more...
Check BP and meds. Check your blood pressure first to confirm it's low. If it is, check medications and if you are on blood pressure meds, ask your md to adjust the dosage, to improve blood supply to the brain. If not on blood pressure meds, consider caffeine to help yourself over these spells (5 hour energy drink may help). If still symptomatic, get checkup for cardiac arrhythmia and/or neck vessel blockages. Read more...