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What exactly does it mean if i have low blood pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Not much: Unless you're passing out. Generally low blood pressure is a sign of health. If you've recently been shot or bludgeoned, the above doesn't apply.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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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' for some people and abnormal for others.

Answered 2/3/2014

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Depends on symptoms: Low blood pressure in general is desirable. But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration.

Answered 12/10/2013

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