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    The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    The newborn baby has low blood pressure.
    The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    If we say the baby suddenly get the low blood pressure. Can we use "suffers“?

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    Re: The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    Yes, but usually "suffers from".

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    Re: The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    Suffers doesn't work at all for me without the preposition.

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    Re: The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    I wouldn't use 'suffers (from)' at all in this context. The baby's probably not aware of any symptoms.

    'The baby has low blood pressure.'
    'The baby's blood pressure suddenly dropped.'

    (Not an obstetrician or cardiologist)

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    Re: The newborn baby suffers low blood pressure.

    In medicine, the term "suffers from" is often used even when there is no pain or physical perception of the disease.

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