A 43-year-old female asked:
43 year old 5'7" 290 pound women not very active sit a lot throughout the day having low blood pressure lowest was 91/64 heart rate 77. what would cause this? i was having high/normal blood pressure before this. this started about a month ago?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
That blood pressure is not abnormal (MAP 73) especially if you are asymptomatic and inactive. If your are symptomatic and your blood pressure was much higher in the past, e.g. systolic pressure above 110 all the time, then you should confirm with a different manometer with an upper arm cuff. If it's confirmed you can see your doctor for tests to rule out thyroid +/- adrenal problems and anemia.
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Answered Jan 17, 2023
Last updated Jan 17, 2023
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