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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Premi's/newborns/toddlers/older kids all have different standards. A rough rule for older kids is systolic pressure (top number) should never be less ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience in Cardiology
Low blood pressure: The definition of too low a blood pressure is 1. Non-hypertensive (<120/80) and 2. Symptomatic. In other words, blood pressure is not too low unless a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
If you faint . . .: Low blood pressure is relative. In fact, blood pressure is just a number so that lowering a number isn't the goal as much as decreasing your risk of d ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: There is no strict cutoff for too low blood pressure. Whatever pressure that causes symptoms of lightheadedness, fatigue and decreased perfusion to vi ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
BP: 75/51 is a low blood pressure and if you've transcribed it correctly then adding or increasing a medication which can further lower blood pressure wou ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Healthy: 90/60 is healthy unless you've just been shot. General rule: lower is better. If you're dizzy (a few seconds of dizziness when you first stand up does ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience in Cardiology
No: Your BP readings are normal. No need to do anything as long as you are asymptomatic.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring&gt; Get amedicalexam and evaluation.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
ER: Vertigo not usually do slight drop in blood pressure. May need ENT evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lowe ... Read More

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