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A 41-year-old member asked:

is low blood pressure bad for me?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Only if symptomatic: Only if it causes you to be dizzy or faint or if it unusual for you.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not if you : Aren't having symptoms generally.
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Low BP or "hypotension" (less than 120/80) is always bad if happened all of a sudden. It has got several reasons. Of those reasons the common bad ones are 1)severe dehydration, any cause of 2)bleeding, any where in our body, 3)infections, hormonal dysfunction, and 4) heart conditions with failure, or hear attacks, to name a few. For some it can be a normal finding too, as low as 80/60.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Define Low: Generally, no. If we were all cavemen/women running around without salt and getting plenty of exercise, our top number (systolic) would be somewhere in the 90s our whole lives. Cheers!

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have low blood pressure? It sounds like a bad thing to have.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx.
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Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not bad: Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist.Chinese medicine practitioner as i helps balance your body without meds.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How bad are the effects of low blood pressure?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Generally: None unless you have symptoms or other organs are affected in which symptoms are usually persistent.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Hoping you can tell me, is low blood pressure always bad?

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Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: Lower is usually better, unless it is from a disease state of your heart or dehydration or adrenal disease such as addison's. In other words, if you feel good and your general health seems good, it is nothing to worry about. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you are having symptoms related to it: dizziness, weakness, heart pounding, fainting, etc...
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Is a low blood pressure always a bad thing?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: It can be perfectly normal and healthy.

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