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A 27-year-old female asked:

When on my periods my blood pressure is low , is there medication i can take ?

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Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
How low: How low does your BP get? Do you feel file you're going to faint when you get up from sitting or lying down? Are your periods heavy? If so, be sure to get checked for anemia. and ask your GYN to put you on a pill (or something else) that decreased your flow.
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Anemia or low PB?: During your periods you loose some blood 🩸 And depending on how much blood you lose one or both of the following can happen: You may become anemic , meaning the red cell count , hemoglobin, iron levels etc may be low, or The blood pressure may drop due to blood volume loss. You need to see your doctor to check which is which. A simple measurement of you BP and full blood count will give an idea

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How would I know if my blood pressure is too low?

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Why is my blood pressure so low? Under 110

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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RU bleeding?: It's perfectly normal for healthy people to run a low bp, even as low as 80 or 90 (top number). Young women and children often do. If your BP is normally high, low BP could indicate a problem but if you're otherwise healthy, it's ok for you. Typical causes of bad low BP are: gunshot, knife wound, other combat injury, dehydration, sepsis (blood infection), anaphylaxis (severe allergy) & rare things.
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Totally agree with Dr. M.!
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

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How can I keep my blood pressure low?

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
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Exercise: exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, eat smart.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How do I tell if my blood pressure is low?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Although a person: might feel lightheaded if blood pressure was particularly low - the only way you are going to know what your blood pressure is - is by having it measured.

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