Hypotension

Definition of Hypotension:

Low blood pressure.

Topics Related to Hypotension

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Blood pressure is low (hypotension) and falls further when a person is standing, producing lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...Flushing may be precipitated by the ingestion of either chocolate or alcohol and is often associated with palpitations and episodes of hypotension...”
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Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Family history of multiple endocrine neoplastic syndrome; a history of severe ulcer disease (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome); episodic hypotension, vasomotor flushing, or valvular cardiac disease (carcinoid syndrome); or the presence of a scaling, erythematous dermatitis (necrolytic migratory erythema in a patient with a glucagonoma)...”

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“Most physicians in the English-speaking world consider hypotension – low blood pressure – to be a symptom of some other disorder...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“The first step in treating hypotension is generally to increase fluid intake...”
...recommendation Increased Salt Consumption
“...One of the most common – and treatable – problems identified in those with NMH (Neurally Mediated Hypotension) is a low dietary salt (sodium) intake...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Although a wide range of drugs (including phenylpropanolamine, ephedrine and the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs indomethacin and ibuprofen) have been used to treat hypotension, many of them are not consistently effective...”
...recommendation Coffee
“...The amount of caffeine normally found in two cups of coffee (200mg) can decrease postural hypotension in young adults and can be safely used by older adults as well...”
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Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Episodes of hypotension (very low blood pressure, with possible fainting)...”

Noradrenaline

...related topic
“...A catecholamine hormone secreted from the adrenal medulla and post-ganglionic adrenergic fibers in response to hypotension or emotional stress...”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...Other causes of vascular dementia include ... severe hypotension...”
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