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Lower Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is regarded to be pressure readings below 90/60 mm Hg. It can cause symptoms like dizziness, lack of concentration, fainting, cold and clammy skin, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. A regular diet lacking nutrients, anaphylaxis, septicemia, dehydration, blood loss, low sugar, adrenal insufficiency, bradycardia, heart failure, etc., causes low blood pressure. Postural hypotension occurs due to a sudden drop in blood pressure when a person stands up from a lying or sitting position. Also, two hours after a meal, blood pressure can reduce.

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Will quitting alcohol and cigarettes improve my blood tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hypertension since few years, and I am currently on medication Telmisartan. I am an alcoholic and smoker, and I smoke approximately 15 cigarettes a day for the last five years. My current CBC report suggests high RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV. Though it reduced slightly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The diagnosis is polycythemia. Polycythemia can be secondary or primary. Secondary polycythemia occurs because of hypoxia, which activates the oxygen sensor and more erythropoietin is...  Read Full »

In a hypertensive patient, how to manage a sudden fall in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, Since two years my mom is taking Atenolol for hypertension. Her dose is 50 mg per day which she eats half in the morning and half at night. About a week ago, her blood pressure became low and today it was 104/65 mmHg and pulse rate is 51 beats per minute. I would be very grateful for your...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully worked through your case and want to assure that I will manage your mother's case. It sometimes happens with hypertensive patients and we need to adjust dosage time to time. She should take only 25 mg Atenolol or half the tablet of 50 mg in the morning wi...  Read Full »

How to use my automatic blood pressure-checking device?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an automatic device for checking blood pressure at home. There are 3 options of which first says "sys", the second one says "dia" and the third one "pulse'.¬†Which option is for checking the blood pressure and how much should is normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Spiros Theocharous

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The automatic blood pressure machine is a good investment, and it is good to have one at home even if you are not struggling with your blood pressure. The ideal position to take your blood pressure is with the machine located at the level of the heart. The best way to do ...  Read Full »

Please give advise regarding low BP, low sugar blackouts, and palpitations.

Query: Dear doctor, Sometimes I get low BP, low sugar blackouts and palpitations. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low blood pressure may be due to genetic factors. Do you have a family history of low blood pressure? Hydration and correction of electrolytes might help you. Mix one teaspoon of Electral powder (essential electrolytes) in a glass of water and drink thrice a day for a ...  Read Full »

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