How does dehydration decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate?

The decrease. In BP is due to the decline in plasma volume. The increase in hr is compensatory to meet the body's needs in this state.
Dehydration. Dehydration occurs when you have a fluid deficit. Either you are not taking in enough fluid, think of being on a life raft in the middle of the ocean with no water on board. Or you have excessive fluid losses, when you have diarrhea. The lack of volume in your arteries causes low blood pressure. Your heart has to pump more rapidly to pump out a smaller volume of fluid to the rest of your body.

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When I stand up, my blood pressure decreases but my heart rate increases. Is this normal?

Dehydration. If you are dehydrated, the volume of blood in your blood vessels is decreased. Therefore when you stand up there is not enough blood to sustain your blood pressure. The heart tries to compensate for the low blood volume by beating faster. If you are continuing to have diarrhea, you must increase your fluid intake and mineral/electrolyte by drinking a sports typpe drink. . Read more...

How are increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure related if at all?

Healthy reflex. As pressure drops pump speeds up to maintain pressur keep brain alive happens every time we stand otherwise we would all pass out as the. Blood heads for our feet we are wonderfully made. Read more...

Tilt table test done. Blacked out. Heart rate increased. Blood pressure decreased. Wats this mean. Said vasondrepressor scynope. Or something like that?

Blood vessels. It means that for some reason, when you stand up or go to an upright position your blood vessels don't regulate your blood pressure like they should. Usually this is done by them "clamping down" and causing you to stabilize your blood pressure. Read more...
Vasovagal. Read the vasovagal wiki: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vasovagal_response. Read more...
Syncope. vasodepressor, vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope are terms used for that type of syncope. Read more...

Can biotin raise your blood pressure or heart rate?

No. The nih does not report any effect on hr or pulse. For more info, see: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/313.Html. Read more...

What is the normal increase in heart rate from laying down to standing in a healthy adult? As well as blood pressure from laying to standing?

Orthostasis. The heart rate and blood pressure can vary from lying to standing, and abnormal changes can cause lightheadedness and malaise. Orthostasis is the term if the blood pressure drops more than 10 mm hg or the heart rate increases more than 20 beats per minute upon standing. Read more...

Is there a way to raise my blood pressure and lower my heart rate?

Why? Why you want to raise your bp? Aerobic exercise using target heart rate zones help you with your goals but will normalize your bp. BP of less than 130/80 is the goal. Decrease the risk of cardiovascular complication. But, if you combined weight lift and aerobic in alternates days, increasing your lean body mass, your BP will stay up around 120-130/80. Avoid if you are hypertensive. Read more...