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Video: Doctor explains concerns behind low blood pressure

September 2, 2019


rtKAI: THIS MORNING’S WOMEN’S DOCTOR, AS MOST OF US KNOW USUALLY THE LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE READINGGr THE BETTER, BUT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS LOW BROAD PLEASURE — BrtOD PRESSURE CAN BE AN INDICATION THAT YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU SOMETHING. JOINING US IS DR. GARY KIRKLEY. THANK YOU FOR BEINGrt HERE. EVERYBODY KNOWS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS BAD, BUT LOW BLOOD PRESSURE IS PRETTY BAD, TOO. IT IS BAD IN THE MOrtMENT BECAUSE THE LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE GOES, THE LESS BLOOD YOUR BAI RAIN GETS. YOU CAN GET CONFUSED OR EVEN FALL. KAI:rt WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CONDITION SHE WOULD HAVE LOW BLOOD PRESSURE BECAUSE OF THOSE CONDITIONS?>>PROBABLY THE MOST COMMONrt WOULD BE DEHYDRATION OR SOME PEOPLE ON MEDICATIONS THAT MAY KEEP THE BLOOD VESSELS FROM CONSTRICTING AND LOWER THE BrtLOOD PRESSURE. ALSO, THE OLDER ONE GETS, ESPECIALLY, THE AUTONOMIC SYSTEM THAT RAISES THE BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN YOU STANDrt MAY NOT WORK AS WELL. YOU STAND UP AND YOU GET LIGHTHEADED. AND HAVE TO CATCH YOURSELF. KAI:rt MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHRONIC ISSUES WITH LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, WHAT IS THAT AN INDICATION OF LONG-TERM?>>WELL,rt INDICATION AS FAR AS IMPLICATIONS FOR THEIR HEALTH. THEIR HEART IS NOT GOING TO BE. WORKING SO HARrtD AS THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN A SENSE THAT IS A GOOD THING BUT AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE LOW BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE SHORT TERM, YOU HAVE TO BErt CAREFUL ABOUT MOVING AROUND AND FIND OUT WHAT THE CAUSE IS. KAI: WE SHOULD POINT OUT TO PEOPLE BECAUSE I THINK WE HEAR ALL THESE NUMBERS, YOU WANTED TO BE BELOW THIS TOP NUMBER IN THISrt BOTTOM NUMBER. WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN YOU GET — CONSIDERED TO HAVE LOW BLOOD PRESSURE?>>90 OVER 60 ISrt THE ACCEPTED VALUE IT I DO SEE PEOPLE WITH LOWER BLOOD PRESSURES AND DO NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS. THAT’S NOT ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IF THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMS. rtSOMETIMES I SAY TO LOWER THE BLOOD PRESSURE THE BETTER WITHOUT FALLING OVER. KAI: HOW DO YOU TREAT IT? THERE ARE CERTArtIN MEDICATIONS IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE THE BLOOD VESSELS TO CONSTRICT. IN OTHER SITUATIONS, LOTS OF HYDRATION. KAI: THANK YrtOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE A REFERRAL, CALL THAT NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN —

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