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Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

Do a lot of people get low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) is not really a disease condition. In general, for your health, the lower your bp, the better. The exception to this is when you get symptoms like lighted-headedness or dizziness when you stand up or feel like you're about to faint. There are individuals whose BP is 80/50, and they feel fine. Other people may have 100/60 and feel dizzy because that is low for them. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Is it possible to get low blood pressure at 17?

Is it possible to get low blood pressure at 17?

Yes: Low BP as long as you don't have symptoms is ok. All depend how low it is. ...Read more

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How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

Low volume: Hello aurora -- hypotension or low blood pressure is most commonly caused by low volume status -- that is not having enough hydration regularly -- please also see other explanations I have posted previously. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

Is it bad to have low blood pressure? How can I get help?

Not bad: Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist.Chinese medicine practitioner as i helps balance your body without meds. ...Read more

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I dance and whenever I do a lot of rolling I see stars. I do have low blood pressure. What could this be?

From very low BP?: If your blood pressure is getting very low while dancing or active, it could be from very low BP. Should check you BP when active or 'seeing stars' and write it down. See your Dr for further evaluation, as might lead to fainting, and could point to a serious condition. ...Read more

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When i get out of the pool sometimes my vision will go black for a second. Probably from low blood pressure?

When i get out of the pool sometimes my vision will go black for a second. Probably from low blood pressure?

Most likely: A sudden change in blood pressure or low blood pressure can cause vision to dim or temporarily be lost. This can also because by an irregular heartbeat i would let your doctor know and have them check you out. ...Read more

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I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms.. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?

Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more