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How to increase blood pressure?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: My blood pressure is 80?40 Oxygen is 90 Pulse 49. How do I get the blood pressure to rise.
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lie down and re-check measurements.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. The measurements you give are significantly abnormal. Initially I suggest you lie down and rest. Drink a couple of glasses of water to ensure you are not dehydrated. Then re-check all the measurements. If they remain similar then you may need further investigation. At your age your blood pressure needs to be higher than this reading. Therefore, if it remains low, a visit to the ED would be advisable.
I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger,
MBChB FRCA
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Brief Answer: Lie down and re-check measurements. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. The measurements you give are significantly abnormal. Initially I suggest you lie down and rest. Drink a couple of glasses of water to ensure you are not dehydrated. Then re-check all the measurements. If they remain similar then you may need further investigation. At your age your blood pressure needs to be higher than this reading. Therefore, if it remains low, a visit to the ED would be advisable. I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB FRCA