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A 36-year-old member asked:

does having low blood pressure make you tired?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes: Low blood pressure may commonly cause fatigue. It also may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. Sometimes this is severe enough to cause someone to pass out. It is less likely to cause chest discomfort.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: If your body is conditioned to the low pressure, no. If the low pressure is a new change, then maybe.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can stress and being tired make your blood pressure low?

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Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 51 years experience
Yes: if u r too fatigued u may loose ur muscle tone so low BP. Fatigue may cut down your nutrition and fluid intake may make you weak and low BP. So reason to test ur limits . Take rest in between , water and snacks. It may solve the problem.

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