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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   My mother aged 76 is suffering from very low blood pressure (90/50). Her pulse is 54. She have been drinking medication for high blood pressure for qiute a time and was also diagnosed with an uneven heartrate many years ago. What can be the reason for the low blood pressure and how can we treat it?
Doctor :   for low blood pressure there are several reasons and the most important can be lack of enough blood in teh hemopoetic sysytem.
User :   Yes but what cuase the lack of enough blood
Doctor :   May I know her height and weight please and also hemoglobin levels ?
Doctor :   Lack of enough blood can be caused due to dehydration or anemia, or any blood dyscarias or any chronic problems or any bony problems.
Doctor :   Are you there /
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know her height and weight please and also hemoglobin levels ?
User :   What is blood dyscarias or bony problems
Doctor :   Blood dyscarias are bleeding disorders.
Doctor :   Bony problems is bone marrow activeness and if at all is synthesising blood well.
Doctor :   Apart from it how is her heart beAt ?
User :   Height 1.7 m Weight 85 Kg Dont know hemoglobin levels
User :   Heart beat = 60
Doctor :   Ok, That looks fine.
Doctor :   Heart beat is a Bit low.
Doctor :   Was an EKG done ?
Doctor :   Let me give you a few steps as time is short : User :   Yes, it shows nothing wrong
Doctor :   1. Get a echo done to rule out pericarditis.
Doctor :   2. Also pancreatitis causes low blood pressure.
Doctor :   pls. get an usd done.
User :   What is a usd?
Doctor :   pls. start on giving a diet of high sodium and table salt.
Doctor :   Ultrasound scan
Doctor :   you have to rule out a pulmonary embolism in rare cases.
Doctor :   Pls. get a test done for taht.
Doctor :   take care.
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