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low BP readings, dizziness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have been feeling dizzy for the last few days
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   its been going on for a week now
Doctor :  
what other symptoms do you have?
User :   a bit of nausea
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location, height and current weight
User :   for example last night when i woke up my blood pressure was 80/35
User :   then i woke up this morning it was 85/42
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
that is low blood pressure
User :   sitting down and standing up my blood pressure is fine
Doctor :  
so your dizziness will be due to low BP
User :   but i checked it now it was 103/57
Doctor :  
does it happen only when you lie down?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no when i walk around i feel dizzy too
Doctor :  
then it might be due to what we call as postural hypotension
Doctor :  
i would recommend you to get your blood pressure checked in stnding, sitting, lying down position
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along with and ECG for your heart
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please provide your age, gender, location, height and current weight
User :   even when im walking around i feel i might fall down any minute....also the thing is when i have any fluid i t wakes me put of the dizzineess spell
User :   but then after 30mins or so i will return 2 my dizziness spell
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
it is mainly due to the hypotension
Doctor :  
you will need to have a well balanced diet to prevent this
User :   is this not due to dehydration
Doctor :  
drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses of water per day apart from the regular beverages that you take
Doctor :   dehydration can cause this to happen but if the BP is low most of the time then there might be something more deeper than just dehydration to cause it
Doctor :  
dehydration will cause BP to fall for soemtime, and regain after taking fluids
User :   the thing is yesterday when i was at work...i had 2 have two cups of tea with 2 sugars in it each and two cans of pop to wake me out of it
Doctor :  
but it will not cause it to drop so soon after taking fluids
User :   should i take time off work
User :   is it something 2 worry about?
Doctor :  
please get your BP checked by a professional in morning, afternoon and evening in 3 different positions of standing, sitting and lying down positions
User :   my pulse is also 99-100
Doctor :  
and take the readings to your PCP (primary care physician)
Doctor :  
maintain a good balanced diet with more of protiens and drink the recommended fluid intake
Doctor :  
also get these blood tests done and get back to me
User :   wat blood tests
Doctor :  
Complete hemogram, LFT, Lipid profile, ECG.
User :   wat is hemogram
Doctor :  
we have our nutrition and diet services too
Doctor :  
hemogram is complete blood work up including Hemoglobin levels, blood cell counts, blood smear reading etc
User :   ok
Doctor :  
we have our nutrition and diet services too. once you get back to us, you with your reports, you can order for your personalised diet chart to help you come out of the hypotension.
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or take a second opinioin from our panel specialists.
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an dthis link to the diet and nutrition services
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if the hypotension is due to the poor diet and anemia, then it can be reversed with appropriate changes made in your diet
Doctor :   so do not worry, folow the suggestions given
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   ye
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   but should i take time off
User :   work
User :   is it advisable
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   not necessarily, unless you want to go in for immediate check for BP and the tests.
User :   ?
Doctor :  
you should continue taking more of fluids at work
User :   ?
User :   r u there
User :   r u there
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especially take a glass of water with 1 spoon of sugar and a pinch of salt
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