Fainting blood pressure elderly

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Avatar m tn Most common diagnosis especially in elderly is low blood pressure especially if happens as person goes from sitting to standing.
Avatar n tn However, fainting can be a big problem if it results in falling, especially for elderly. Fainting would also mean a lack of blood, and other organs such as liver or kidneys might be getting damaged over time from lack of enough blood. There is some evidence which is not at all conclusive that elderly people do better thinking-wise with a higher BP - again because of the blood flow. You can try getting extra salt, which could increase your "blood volume" and therefore your BP.
Avatar m tn A build up of fluid can cause pressure to rise and as the diuretic starts to work, her pressure probably drops as excess fluid is removed. High blood pressure in the elderly is common, because our arteries get much stiffer and can't relax as much as they used to.
Avatar n tn palpitations, tachycardia, arrhythmias, increased pulse and blood pressure, heart failure, angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest; Respiratory: dyspnea; Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and elevations in liver function tests; Dermatologic: hair loss, flushing; Endocrine: decreased bone mineral density; Reproductive: menstrual irregularities, impaired fertility.
Avatar m tn After a painfull surgery, I start having a very weird arrhytmia problem as well as high blood pressure. It was 8 months ago. Before that surgery, I always had a normal blood pressure with fast pulse rate because of the anxiety. Since the last 8 months, I start experiencing strange heart pulse rate (mostly low pulse rate when I get anxious, insistead of the high pulse rate that I had before).
Avatar m tn fainting while trying to pass stools is due to blood pressure, its common in the elderly and in fact some elderly people die straining on the toilet due to this problem. its known as the valsalva (sp?) manouvre. i think its what elvis prestley died of. not sure about the vomitting, expect thats more a bowel.stomach prob. but u should get ur heart and bp checked out at the gp.
Avatar m tn I do not have diabetes, or anxiety and I feel like no doctor is ever going to help me figure this out. Please help me live a normal life. Also, I have always had low blood pressure.
Avatar n tn Basically, though, your gastrointestinal upset +/- the valsalva pushing (holding one's breath and bearing down) are both adequate to stimulate the vagus nerve which causes an immediate drop in blood pressure and heart rate. The result? A drop in blood supply everywhere - including the brain - which causes a sudden loss of consciousness. Once our head is lower down (eg. on the bathroom floor!) it's easier for blood to get there thanks to gravity, and we regain consciousness.
Avatar n tn Upon return home, her local cardiologist confirmed Orthostatic Hypotension, and said she has a regular heart rate, open arteries, good circulation at the feet, and the heart is pumping strong, although the blood pressure was too high (she has a history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol). Her medications were adjusted and at the next visit, the cardiologist said the Orthostatic Hypotension was resolved. Nonetheless, the chronic dizziness and severe imbalance continue to worsen.
Avatar m tn Alright so I just got the new blood results back and they were as follows: TSH- 1.53 (range 0.4-4.0) Free T4- 1.01 (range 0.8-1.9) B12- 293 (range 193-982) he said my c reactive protein was low... thats the only comment he made. He said everything else looks fine. This is incredibly frustrating!!
Avatar f tn com/conditions/vasovagal-attack A vasovagal attack is a disorder that causes a rapid drop in heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in decreased blood flow to the brain and fainting. Vasovagal attack is the most common cause of fainting. The disorder is also referred to as neurocardiogenic syncope. A vasovagal attack is the most common cause of fainting. A vasovagal attack may occur in a person of any age, but the attacks are more common in children, young adults, and the elderly.
Avatar f tn This can be caused by decreased blood flow to the brain which can occur when the heart fails to pump the blood; the blood vessels don't have enough tone to maintain blood pressure to deliver the blood to the brain; there is not enough blood or fluid within the blood vessels; or a combination of these. If it recurs, further evaluation may need to be done. Heart monitoring may be done to look for heart rhythm disturbances.
Avatar f tn Hi, Dizziness is lightheadedness, feeling of fainting, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo - a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving happens when you change the position of your head, usually not serious and either quickly resolve on their own or are easily treatable.
Avatar n tn Other serious side effects with Abilify may include low blood pressure seen as dizziness, increased heart beat and possibly fainting; seizures; increased body temperature; and difficulty swallowing. The most common side effects may include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, anxiety, problems sleeping, lightheadedness (dizziness), sleepiness, restlessness and rash. JUST BE CAREFUL AND MAYBE TALK TO YOUR DR. ABOUT A MORE SAFE ALTERNATIVE.
Avatar m tn if i do something strenuous i can start feeling really unwell with nausea, facial flushing palpitations followed by diarrhea and palpitations which raises my blood pressure also this can happen relaxing or when out walking
1900997 tn?1321663556 One year after that, I had to start taking bisoprolol, enalapril and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure (back then it was 200/110, but it's perfectly under control now). From then on, I had regular ECGs (at least once every 2 years), but none of them ever showed anything wrong. Last ECG in March, though, showed a "right ventricular conduction disorder" with a QTc of 470 msec - not dramatic, but definitely surprising - this was while taking beta-blockers, too.
Avatar n tn Causes may be a sudden drop in your blood pressure may be due to shock, low blood sugar levels, getting up too quickly from a lying or seated position mostly in elderly people. Heart problems can be serious. Sometimes need to avoid sudden changes in posture, Most times benign positional vertigo and labyrinthitis go away on their own within a few weeks.
Avatar n tn The heart valves should be described with fairly lengthy detail. Is your son overweight? What is his normal blood pressure and heart rate? How did his EKG look? Whether or not his mitral valve is in need of repair or replacement, depends on the amount of regurgitant flow, and the general condition of his mitral valve. The regurge flow is backwards flow which is diverted from the brain and the rest of the body, and is pumped back into where it came from; the pulmonary vein in the lungs.
Avatar m tn Her BP is surely on the higher side... but again thats been there throughout her life...
2023813 tn?1328785364 I have a theory on what this may be. Your rapid heart rate is probably caused by your low blood pressure, which you are diagnosed with if I remember correctly from your previous posts. Maybe the constant anxiety increased your blood pressure through blood vessel contraction, so your blood pressure "normalized" and so did your heart rate? Just a theory.. Try to eat regular, stay hydrated and worry less about the heart, that will probably solve a lot of the problems.
383138 tn?1314171373 Since then, when he sleeps, his blood pressure drops too low, then when he gets up, he gets instantly dizzy with headache on top of head (lasting a few minutes) blood pressure gets too high after getting up. The episodes of palpitations with chest pain (pain in center of chest, radiates slightly to the left) with dizzyness happen any time, while standing, walking, or even while sitting. His Dr. had him get EKG it shows sinus arrhythmia & SVT, also 48 hr.
Avatar f tn Agranulocytosis, leukopenia, granulocytopenia, eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia. Gastrointestinal: Anorexia, gastric irritation, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, obstipation, paralytic ileus, pallor. Hepatotoxicity: Jaundice, biliary stasis.
Avatar m tn I heard on a TV commercial that it may be caused by high blood pressure. I've always been a heavy person and had borderline high blood pressure, so I figured this was probably true. I also get bloody noses when I eat too much sugar and salt, and alcoholic beverages. I really don't know about narcolepsy, but I often feel like I don't get enough sleep and often catch myself nodding off while driving. Anyone ever get a diagnosis on this light-headed condition?
Avatar n tn The normal heart rate is 60 to 100, but in atrial fibrillation/flutter the heart rate may be 100 to 175. Blood pressure may be normal or low. An ECG shows atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Continuous ambulatory cardiac monitoring--Holter monitor (24 hour test)-- may be necessary because the condition is often sporadic (sudden beginning and ending of episodes of the arrhythmia).
Avatar n tn Symptomatic falls in blood pressure after standing or eating are a frequent clinical problem, particularly in the elderly. The symptoms are often due to cerebral hypoperfusion and include generalized weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness, visual blurring or darkening of the visual fields, and, in severe cases, loss of consciousness. Some patients may have slightly elevated blood pressure. The hallmark of this disorder is an exaggerated heart rate increase in response to postural change.
492869 tn?1285022533 I spent the whole summer fainting almost daily (mine was from SVT which caused my blood pressure to drop). I ended up getting a full contact karate helmet (the white soft kinda smushy ones, but mine was still firm enough to keep me from getting injured). I had to do that because I had no diagnosis at the time to warrant my insurance paying for a "real" helmet.
341190 tn?1295470725 Good to see you again, but sorry to hear of your troubles...you've been through a lot! What's important to remember here is that a REASON for your fainting spells was diagnosed, and treated, albeit not without some bumps in the road. While anxiety can certainly cause dizziness/lightheadedness, actual fainting and loss of consciousness is not caused by anxiety alone without a concurrent medical reason...even though it is a big fear if anxiety sufferers.
Avatar n tn The normal heart rate is 60 to 100, but in atrial fibrillation/flutter the heart rate may be 100 to 175. Blood pressure may be normal or low. An ECG shows atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Continuous ambulatory cardiac monitoring--Holter monitor (24 hour test)-- may be necessary because the condition is often sporadic (sudden beginning and ending of episodes of the arrhythmia).