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what is a dangerous low blood pressure level

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Low blood pressure is only dangerous if it is impairing adequate oxygen delivery to meet the needs of vital organs of the body, or if it signifies an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Low BP: It's a problem when you become symptomatic - fainting, dizziness, blurred vision etc... Most young people can tolerate low bp.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: In general people who have low blood pressure live longer. However, if it is low for some bad reason, such as bleeding or infection, then it is not a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: BP lower than 90/60 is considered low. If there are symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness, higher readings may be considered low. When low ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
24 years experience Family Medicine
Causes fainting: When your blood pressure is too low, you do not get enough oxygen to your brain and people feel lightheaded, dizzy or like they are going to faint. T ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' f ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Lower than 80/50: This is typically the lowest tolerable bp. Of course, BP is different if you are a 4'9' waif or a six foot 3 bruiser! but below 80/50, this should be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Needed?: If your lowere blood pressure is not causing you any symptoms, there is no reason for concern or need to raise it. A lower blood pressure is generall ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
You can pass out: Below a certain blood pressure, the circulation to the brain will be inadequate. This will cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out (syncope) ... Read More

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