Tag Archives: Blood

Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. The study is by Dr Yang Jin, Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University… Read More »

Why does my blood pressure keep dropping

The intention is to make physicians aware of sudden changing in blood pressure in elderly patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Find the original article here. Orthostatic hypotension is the sudden drop in blood pressure when suddenly standing or changing position. It is defined as a fall in systolic maximum blood pressure of at… Read More »

For low blood pressure medication

Low blood pressure, therefore, is a relative term. Blood pressure varies greatly with activity, age, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Low blood pressure is also referred to as hypotension. The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition. Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents. For consumers:… Read More »

How to bring up low blood pressure

Do get up slowly from sitting to standing take care when getting out of bed — move slowly from lying to sitting to standing raise the head of your bed by about 15cm 6 inches with bricks or heavy books eat small, frequent meals — lying down or sitting still for a while after eating… Read More »