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HEALTH FRONTIERS: Mababang blood pressure


Nakakasama ba sa kalusugan ang low blood pressure? Totoo ba na hindi ako tataba dahil dito? Paano itong malu­lutasan? -- Jean


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Sinasabi na may low blood pressure (hypo­tension) ang isang tao kapag 90/60 o mas ma­baba pa ang reading niya. Ang mga sintomas nito ay pagkahilo, pagsusuka, malamig na balat, malabo na paningin, pagkapagod, pagkauhaw, mabilis na paghinga at kawalang-malay. Puwede rin itong makasira sa utak at puso.


Kadalasan ang mga sanhi nito ay pagbubuntis, sakit sa puso, diabetes, low blood sugar, pagkawala ng dugo dahil sa malaking sugat o internal bleeding, allergy, impeksyon at de­hydration. Puwedeng maging de­hydrated o kulang sa tubig ang katawan kapag lagi kang nagsusuka, mataas ang lagnat, may diarrhea o sobrang exercise. Mahirap talagang tumaba kung ganito ang nararanasan mo.


Kung kulang ka sa vitamin B-12 at folate, bababa din ang blood pressure mo. Pumunta sa doktor upang malaman ang dahilan nito at mabigyan kayo ng tamang gamot.


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Dear Dra Holmes:


Is it normal, that one day you wake up and suddenly it feels like you lost your directions, plans and focus? I’m in a long distance relationship and we’ve been together in the Philippines for 2 years. Our plan is that, after his contract in Qatar he follows me in UAE, and get married.


Everything was going well until just recent­ly. I told my boyfriend I made a friend on the internet. He got mad and asked me what my plans were now. I told him they haven’t changed: We get married and settle down. After I answered, I cried and felt so much pain inside me. Next day, I asked for more time for myself, to figure out what’s wrong with me, to find myself and search for my direction again. Dra. Margie, is this normal? Am I just lost or am I falling out of love? -- Isabel

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