Patient :Hi I'm a 27 year old female whos athletic and eats well. I had a blood pressure of 149/59 and heart rate of 50 at the dentist the other day. I have symptoms of low blood pressure sometimes but how can i be hypo and hypertension and what should i do?
Symptoms: fatigue, lightheaded upon standing or randomly, heart beat races randomly
Thank you for your questions. Fluctuations in blood pressure between hypo- and hypertension can be caused by different etioligies. One of the possibilities is due to hormonal fluctuations such as in thyroid hormone. Certain medications can cause fluctuations in blood pressure such as Lithium. Lithium can cause a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome, wherein fluctuations in blood pressure is a symptom. we recommend that you have your doctor evaluate you for any of these possible causes for your changes in blood pressure.
Thank you for choosing askthedoctor.com
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.