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East Greenwich, RI
A 46-year-old female asked:

How low can your blood pressure go?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
blood pressure: Your blood pressure can go to zero, but you'll die. Generally below 90/60 we begin to see symptoms or measures of decreased perfusion. Some people tolerate lower bps however but not much lower.
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 49 years experience
Pretty Low: Some people are happy walking around at 90/60. Others would faint. Depends what you are used to and the condition of your arteries. Usual goal for high blood pressure treatment is to get the pressure below 130/90.
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A 56-year-old female asked:

How low can blood pressure safely go?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
32 years experience
Depends on person: A blood pressure is only too low when there are symptoms. Many people have normal sbp in 90's range. My own has occasionally been in 80's, but no symptoms (no medication or medical problems either).
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What should I do when blood pressure goes low?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly. If this is something new for you, should check with your doctor to be sure nothing else is going on.
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La Vergne, TN
A male asked:

Can you go into a coma from low blood pressure?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
Yes, but uncommon.: If BP is too low, one can faint (loss of consciousness) until ones head is level with ones feet (usually, if one falls due to fainting, consciousness returns soon after one falls to the ground). Unconsciousness when one faints is, in some sense, a transient comatose state. If low BP causes fainting, upon awakening, if one does not drink or get IV fluids, fainting can recur upon sitting up.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why a low blood pressure can not go for a sauna?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See below.: Lawyers are afraid the heat will cause peripheral blood vessels to dilate and allow blood to pool in extremities thereby lowering blood pressure causing a faint. If you are young and otherwise healthy I am not sure this applies to you. It would most certainly apply to someone taking a lot of meds or with significant vascular disease. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes before you go.
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CA
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my low blood pressure without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Problem?: Just like the limbo saying: "how low can you go?" even if the top number of your blood pressure hovers around 90, the real question is ... How do you feel? You don't have to do anything if you don't feel dizzy or fog-brained, chest pain, palpitations or shortness of breath. Some very well trained jocks or yogi's also have low blood pressure - a sign of how efficiently their bodies work. Good luck!
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