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Why a low blood pressure can not go for a sauna?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below.: Lawyers are afraid the heat will cause peripheral blood vessels to dilate and allow blood to pool in extremities thereby lowering blood pressure causing a faint. If you are young and otherwise healthy I am not sure this applies to you. It would most certainly apply to someone taking a lot of meds or with significant vascular disease. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes before you go.

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A 56-year-old female asked:

How low can blood pressure safely go?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
31 years experience
Depends on person: A blood pressure is only too low when there are symptoms. Many people have normal sbp in 90's range. My own has occasionally been in 80's, but no symptoms (no medication or medical problems either).
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A 46-year-old female asked:

How low can your blood pressure go?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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blood pressure: Your blood pressure can go to zero, but you'll die. Generally below 90/60 we begin to see symptoms or measures of decreased perfusion. Some people tolerate lower bps however but not much lower.

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