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is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: In general people who have low blood pressure live longer. However, if it is low for some bad reason, such as bleeding or infection, then it is not a good thing and could be dangerous. So it depends on the cause of the low blood pressure.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Sandeep Chandra
29 years experience Cardiology
Low BP: Depending on the cause of low BP it can be. If related to dehydration, bleeding or any kind of circulatory shock - it would be very ominous. Sometimes it can be normal after a full check up if everything else is ok.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
It is relative: The most important factor to label somebody has low blood pressure is to know his baseline . If somebody is having blood pressure of say 80/50 mmhg for years and does not have any symptom at all . This should not be considered necessarily a bad idea . On the other hand if a person who had blood pressure of 140 /90 came to you with blood pressure of 80/60 , it should be cause for conmen.
Answered on Oct 19, 2019

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