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Does dehydration lower blood pressure?

My father has multiple myeloma. he s on his third month of the BiRD treatment right now with Revlmid, biaxin and dexamethazone. his BP has been low this week and tonight has dropped to 101/53. he s weak and can t keep his eyes open and has sever leg cramps. He s been fairly active since on the treatment since this particular regimen can cause blood clots. He s coherent and not dizzy at all. we can t get him to drink much, but we are thinking maybe the low bp is due to dehydration. we can t get ahold of his doctor or nurse right now. should we worry? is there anything we can do to make it come up?
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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Hello,



After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for his health and I would like to advise you that he needs proper medical supervision and taking him to Amma Jency department in the hospital is a wiser choice as some blood tests will be required to rule out electrolyte imbalance or any other significant derangements.



Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.



Regards,

Dr. Bhanu Partap,

Cardiologist
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