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    What causes BP of 75/40 and blood sugar level of 270?

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My grandpa is in the hospital
Hos blood presure is 75/40
Suger is 270
He has afib there gonna keep him overnight to moniter his bp and blood pressure
What could be causing this
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
a lot of things...

Detailed Answer:

the information you've provide is not enough to get a very good idea of your grandfather's condition. Some fairly common causes include the following:
- a heart attack which may present with chest pain, low blood pressure, high blood sugar (in patients with diabetes), etc
- dehydration caused by inadequate blood sugar control: high blood sugar causes loss of water, which may cause dehydration and even hyperosmolar hyperglycemic non-ketotic coma.
- an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation (or a worsening of rhythm control in a patient with pre-existent fibrillation.
- drug side effects
- gastrointestinal bleeding

The list can go on and on. I can't say what's wrong with him because clinical examination, history taking and lab tests are required to reach a diagnosis.

If you can provide more details perhaps it would help me to get a better idea of his condition.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
Kind Regards!
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