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How many of you have low blood pressure?? Is it one of the symptoms of PH?? Or is it normally high BP that happens with PH? I know the pressure in the arteries are different but I'm talking about actual blood pressure.

A myPHteam Member said:

Hypotention can be just as serious.
Mayo Clinic
Hypotention:
What Is Low Blood Pressure? Low blood pressure (hypotension) results in inadequate blood flow -- and therefore inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients -- to the heart, brain, kidneys, and other organs. This can be damaging and BP too low only if the cause permanent harm.

Reasons for Low blood pressure :
Low blood pressure has many different causes including: Emotional stress, fear, insecurity or pain (the most common causes of fainting) Dehydration, which reduces blood volume. The body's reaction to heat, which is to shunt blood into the vessels of the skin, leading to dehydration.

posted 12 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

This occurs with Hypertension and Pulmonary Hypertension

Your heart must work harder to pump blood through your lungs. (Pulmonary hypertension).
The extra effort eventually causes your heart muscle to become weak and fail(both Pulmonary hypertension and Hypertension cause this result) .

posted about 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Graph on hypo and Hypertension.

posted 12 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Top number (systolic pressure). The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats.
Bottom number (diastolic pressure). The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats.
You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Symptoms:
Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.

A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.

posted about 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

posted about 1 year ago
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