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What causes low blood pressure?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Question: I have been having problems with my blood pressure. It runs low, but it is running extremely low. Normal is 91/58, its now 88/62, 73/51, 69/47, 86/64. I've contacted my doctor but they won't even see me. I suffer with bad back and neck (surgery on both), severe migraines, pituitary tumor, and now I just feel "different" dizzy most of the time. Don't like this feeling. And suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (57 minutes later)
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Having your low blood pressure running extremely low might be related to:

- pituitary tumor: must be evaluated by neurologist and ct-scan of head; these are necessary to determine at what extent the tumor is causing damages to the brain
- heart problems: should run cardiac echo, ECG for further evaluation
- thyroid issues: must run thyroid profile
- anemia: complete blood profile is needed
- medications you might be using recently

Depending on the tests results, specific treatment will be prescribed.
For the moment, I advise to keep monitoring your blood pressure and sugar levels, and record the results for future reference.

I also advise to :
- have your meals regularly
- try to walk around more
- discuss with your doctor if you need to take extra supplementation with vit.B12 or protein rich diet

Hope it helped! Do write me back if you have further questions!
Dr.Benard
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Brief Answer: Please follow the suggestions below... Detailed Answer: Hi, Having your low blood pressure running extremely low might be related to: - pituitary tumor: must be evaluated by neurologist and ct-scan of head; these are necessary to determine at what extent the tumor is causing damages to the brain - heart problems: should run cardiac echo, ECG for further evaluation - thyroid issues: must run thyroid profile - anemia: complete blood profile is needed - medications you might be using recently Depending on the tests results, specific treatment will be prescribed. For the moment, I advise to keep monitoring your blood pressure and sugar levels, and record the results for future reference. I also advise to : - have your meals regularly - try to walk around more - discuss with your doctor if you need to take extra supplementation with vit.B12 or protein rich diet Hope it helped! Do write me back if you have further questions! Dr.Benard