Hypotension is the medical term for blood pressure that is measured lower than normal. Unlike high blood pressure, low blood pressure does no harm to the cardiovascular system but it can promote unpleasant symptoms such as dizziness and even syncopation. People with symptomatic hypotension should record their blood pressure and can take medications under a specialist’s advice to maintain their blood pressure within a normal range.
A blood pressure that is lower than the standard value is referred to as hypotension. It may lead to a situation where the heart, brain, and other parts of the body are undersupplied with blood. Normal blood pressure is usually with diastolic pressure between 60-90 mmHg and systolic pressure between 100-130 mmHg. Hypotension is defined as blood pressure below 100 mmHg systolic or 60 mmHg diastolic.
The cause for hypotension could be: 1) A sudden change of body position (orthostatic hypotension), standing too long (neutrally mediated hypotension) or heat. 2) Medicine against high blood pressure, anti-anxiety & anti-depressants, diuretics and painkiller, and other substances such as alcohol and drugs may lead to hypotension. 3) Diseases and conditions such as arrhythmia, endocrine disorders, infection, dehydration and heart failure. 4) Primary hypotension of unknown reason is more likely seen in slim women, often combined with physical inactivity. 5) Athletes may have an asymptomatic vagotonic hypotension. Slight hypotension normally does not lead to any symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include blurry vision, confusion, dizziness, syncope, nausea or vomiting, sleepiness and weakness.
Hypotension does only need treatment if it causes symptoms. The treatment of hypotension is aimed to increase blood pressure. Normally patients will be given: 1) medication to increase blood pressure and improve heart strength, 2) medicine according to specific symptoms, for instance antibiotics if there is an infection, 3) infusions in acute situations. Besides medication, drinking more fluids, getting up slowly from sitting or lying positions, not drinking alcohol, no prolonged standing and the avoidance of heat could also help to decrease the symptoms.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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