Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
172 Doctors are Online

What could be the cause breathing problems with low blood pressure ?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 1579 Questions
my mother is having a breathing problem..her blood pressure is very low..
Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 in Heart Failure
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

In view of the symptoms of breathing problems and low BP, the possibility of 'Congestive Heart Failure' (CHF) is likely. It needs to be ruled out by doing an X-ray chest and echocardiography of the heart.

CHF is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. It may cause shortness of breath, cough, swelling of feet and irregular pulse and low BP.

The second possibility is of a primary lung problem for which a pulmonary function test and x-ray chest should help.

Treatment will depend on the underlying cause for which I will suggest consulting a physician at the earliest.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor