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what is low blood pressure for a male?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
It's arbitrary: Normal blood pressure is defined as 100-129 systolic, for both males and females. But some people have lower blood pressures and still have adequate perfusion of organs, without any symptoms of dizziness, and hence it is "normal" for them. If somebody has baseline BP of 85-90 and tolerates this fine, it may not be pathologic. That said, this is far more common to see in females than males.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends : It depends on age and size. BP ought be >80/50 and more commonly is >100/60. Normal is up to 135/85.

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What is considered low blood pressure for a 70 yr old male?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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< 90/60: In general, a blood pressure less than 90/60 would be considered low. However if there are symptoms of dizziness and weakness with blood pressures slightly higher than this, that BP might be considered too low for that person.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

Hello, I'm a 44 yrs old muslim male in good health,and fasting Ramadhan. I went for a check up and pb 80/60.Does fasting cause low blood pressure?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It may: Being dehydrated and undernourished may cause a drop in blood pressure.

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