Low blood pressure is a common problem, but many people don’t understand when low blood pressure is an emergency. In the last 15 years, I have treated thousands of patients hospitalized with low blood pressure. Some of these patients would have done better if they had recognized the medical emergency associated with low blood pressure … Read more When is low blood pressure an emergency?
The combination of low blood pressure and a fever is very concerning for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition. I have personally treated many patients who were critically ill from sepsis. If sepsis is recognized and treated early, patients do very well. If you don’t recognize sepsis and wait too long before seeking help, you may … Read more Low Blood Pressure and a Fever: Think About Sepsis