The ideal blood pressure, which is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels, should be 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure is considered low when it falls below 90/60 mmHg, which is also called hypotension. When the blood pressure is low, you might experience dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, nausea, and fainting.
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I have been experiencing bluish spots on my legs, low blood pressure, and giddiness for the past two weeks. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,For two weeks or so I observed bluish clot-like spots on my legs. The day before yesterday my BP fell to 85/60 mm of Hg and I was very giddy. I have been having pain in my legs, especially during the night. I was sweating heavily that night and still felt cold. I felt very weak. My hemogra... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice according to provided history. The bluish lesion along with pain in the leg could be because of a deep vein thrombosis-like clot problem. For that, I suggest a color doppler investigation and physical examination. Your b... Read Full »
I am pregnant and have extremely low blood pressure. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and pregnant. I have been having serious issues with syncope. My blood pressure has been so low it scared my cardiologist. I got an echocardiogram, and it showed I had two mildly thickened valves and a dilated atrium. I am worried that this could affect me during labo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cardiac ultrasound is within the normal range. Those findings (left atrium mild dilation and aortic valve leaflets thickening) do not have any clinical significance. Low blood pressure could be related to pregnancy or proteinuria. For this reason, I recommend pe... Read Full »
Why do I have lightheadedness and pain behind the eyes?
Query: Hi doctor, From time to time, I get a weird lightheaded sensation. I feel such a weird sensation while reading, looking at my cell phone, watching television, or driving at night. For a moment, I feel as though I may pass out. But, I do not pass out, and it goes away quickly. Sometimes it happens a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most likely reasons for such episodes are likely to be hypoglycemia or hypotension. Both can manifest in similar presentations with mild dizziness followed by headaches. It is necessary that you should get your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure levels dul... Read Full »
Should I consult a doctor for sudden fainting and tingling tongue?
Query: Hi doctor,My friend, who is a 38-year-old female, had sudden fainting and tingling in her tongue. She wants to know what is wrong with her. Is it necessary to visit the hospital? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden fainting attacks could be because of various reasons. The most common are as follows. Overactive nerves, may be caused by acts of sneezing, coughing, laughing excessively, sudden pain or fear. Closed and crowded spaces where there is too little oxygen. ... Read Full »
My brother has cardiac valve disease and is now in critical condition due to a heart attack. What should be done?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother is having cardiac valve disease and he is currently still in critical condition after recovering from a cardiac arrest. The doctor told us that his blood pressure is too low (average 40mmHg) and is too dangerous to do surgery. However, it is also not safe if we just wait ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you mean from a valve, a blockage in the artery, then treatment is immediate angioplasty. This will open arteries and blood supply to heart muscles will restore and blood pressure may improve. If you mean from the valve, the real valve like the mitral or aor... Read Full »
My 55-year-old father recovered from a heart attack and brain stroke but his BP levels are low. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,My father is 55 years old. He had a heart attack last month and the doctors did an angioplasty immediately. He got discharged a week later, and after four days, we met the doctor again for a check-up, and the doctor said his BP level was low so they needed to admit him again for Norad to c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I feel sorry for your father. He had had a major heart attack which made his heart so weak that it could not generate blood pressure. After primary angioplasty, BP (blood pressure) may recover in a few days. ... Read Full »
I usually have low blood pressure. Can I still take Propranolol for sinus tachycardia?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt. My blood pressure is usually 90/60 mmHg. I went to my doctor, and he prescribed me Propranolol for sinus tachycardia which has happened to me over the last week. The tachycardia is not persistent and lasts for minutes, then resolves (for example, in the mornings, or when I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your blood pressure and Holter report where there are pauses, beta-blockers like Propranolol should be used cautiously or avoided. Propranolol may lower blood pressure, so even if it has to be used, it should be in the lowest dose, like 10 milligrams, and wi... Read Full »
I have mild swelling in my left ankle that goes away at night and returns after walking, though I am a non-diabetic. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have mild swelling in my left ankle. The swelling went away at night, and when I started walking again in the morning, there was swelling. I have no diabetic problem. l have some problems with low blood pressure, but sometimes it is high. What is the cause of the swelling of my left ank... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will try to help you resolve your problems. I saw the photo of the swelling (the attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity). You might be having a ligament tear. Have you had any trivial trauma before? I suggest you get an ... Read Full »
My father is experiencing sudden drop in BP and blood sugar. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is a heart patient and also has a problem with high sugar. But two weeks before his BP level and sugar level dropped a lot and he started feeling very low with some kind of palpitation. After some prescription his BP level and sugar are normal, but the problem of palpitation... Read Full »
Dr. Ajit Swaminath Venkatapathy
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your father. When you say heart patient I assume he has had a blockage to the artery supplying the heart (coronary artery disease) or has had a heart attack (myocardial infarction). In diabetes management, the duration of diabetes and the level of... Read Full »
Are these head-reeling episodes sue to stroke, seizure or syncope?
Query: Hello doctor, I have consulted you over this forum regarding the health of my mother (59 years), who is under treatment for hypothyroidism (Eltroxin 50 mcg), hypertension (Olmezest 20 mg), osteoarthritis (Gemcal D3, Kondro OD) and mild anemia Hb 10.6 [11.5 - 15] (Folvite). I would like to request yo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is difficult to comment if the episodes are solely syncope or fainting spell due to orthostatic hypotension or abnormal heart rhythm. I agree with Holter monitoring. I would also, recommend EEG (electroencephalogram) study for one hour to make sure we are not deal... Read Full »