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60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). good idea or is that a problem?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Not problem: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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