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How low can blood pressure go before it dangerous sys 90 dia 58 pulse 90?

How low can blood pressure go before it dangerous sys 90 dia 58 pulse 90?

It depends: If you feel fine with that blood pressure, i.e. Not dizzy, lightheaded, weak, or short of breath, it is likely not a problem or dangerous for you. If you are having any symptoms when your blood pressure is low, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: Low blood pressure is only dangerous if it is impairing adequate oxygen delivery to meet the needs of vital organs of the body, or if it signifies an underlying process that is dangerous if it worsens (e.g. Diffuse bacterial infection, or toxin poisoning). The actual number, in and of itself, is not dangerous if all organs remain working fine. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

When is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

It is relative: The most important factor to label somebody has low blood pressure is to know his baseline. If somebody is having blood pressure of say 80/50 mmhg for years and does not have any symptom at all. This should not be considered necessarily a bad idea. On the other hand if a person who had blood pressure of 140 /90 came to you with blood pressure of 80/60, it should be cause for conmen. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

Causes fainting: When your blood pressure is too low, you do not get enough oxygen to your brain and people feel lightheaded, dizzy or like they are going to faint. That is dangerous, but the most common cause of low blood pressure is not enough fluids or dehydration. If you are still having low blood pressure and feeling dizzy after drinking at least 64 oz per day, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is low blood pressure?

Can you tell me how dangerous is low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

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At what point (if ever) is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

At what point (if ever) is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

Lower than 80/50: This is typically the lowest tolerable bp. Of course, BP is different if you are a 4'9' waif or a six foot 3 bruiser! But below 80/50, this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If I can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: First what is low bp? The systolic blood pressure may be in the 80-90mm range and be entirely normal and pose no danger whatsoever. A lot depends on what is the clinical situation and are there associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low broad pressure: Low blood pressure on the normal range changes with age is different for children for adult women less than 90/60 is usually low for man less than about 100/60 is usually low ...Read more

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Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low bp: Whatever the low level is, if it is producing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadness or orthostatic symptoms; we consider it dangerous. ...Read more

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How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

It's not the numbers: A normal BP is less than or equal to 135 on top and 85 on bottom. The lower, the better unless you're dizzy or passing out. Some very healthy people normally run a BP of 80-90 on the top number and that's fine. High bps increase long term risk. Very high bps (like >200/>110) that are also associated with symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness or confusion are considered an emergency. ...Read more

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Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired.?

I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired.?

Depends: Low blood pressure and whether it will affect you depends on your body habitus, nutritional status, medications, how fit you are, etc. If you have symptoms of headaches, dizziness, fatigue then discuss this with your doctor. Get blood tests and a physical exam. That blood pressure in your age is not necessarily dangerous if you're asymptomatic. There are several reasons for being tired too. ...Read more

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My blood pressure sits around 60/45-70/50. I faint 1x a month & get dizzy standing up. My dr says it's low. Is it dangerous? What can I do?

My blood pressure sits around 60/45-70/50. I faint 1x a month & get dizzy standing up. My dr says it's low. Is it dangerous? What can I do?

Possibly: Are you dehydrated? Perhaps you are on too many medications. Your doctor should be suggesting changes if he/she knows about the fainting. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more

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Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Extremely dangerous: If organs are not getting enough blood, they do not work, and worse they are injured to the point of organ death. Blood pressure is a direct reflection of how much blood is flowing to these organs. ...Read more

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more

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Have low blood pressure (av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot. My mom said that it can be dangerous. What risks are from being dizzy? Thank you

Have low blood pressure (av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot. My mom said that it can be dangerous. What risks are from being dizzy? Thank you

Well: If you are dizzy it is not ok. You need to start by drinking more water and at your age prolly need more salt. Add a little more to your meals and hydrate more care if that helps. If symptoms persist. See a doctor ...Read more

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17 yr old daughter down to dangerous 72 lbs. All labs, xray normal so far. Very low blood pressures 80/42.Cold and fatigue. Pale. Having endo consult. Ideas?

17 yr old daughter down to dangerous 72 lbs. All labs, xray normal so far. Very low blood pressures 80/42.Cold and fatigue. Pale. Having endo consult. Ideas?

See doctor: Your daughter has symptoms that suggest the possibility of serious conditions like anorexia nervosa or cancer. Is your daughter eating? What does she think of her weight loss? I wish good luck for your daughter's improvement. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 102/54. Paulse 59. This normal? How low can blood pressure go and how low can paulse go

Blood pressure 102/54. Paulse 59. This normal? How low can blood pressure go and how low can paulse go

Normal Health: This is perfectly normal and common for one your age. There is no right answer to the second part of your question. You do not have disease or any cardiac condition. Your body will regulate it's cardiac function to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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How low can blood pressure safely go?

How low can blood pressure safely go?

80/40: 80/40 is about as low as an average person can tolerate without losing consciousness. Some people especially young thin females can run on the low side. It doesn't take much to make them pass out. ...Read more

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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can simvastatin make your blood pressure go low?

Can simvastatin make your blood pressure go low?

Not likely: Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Simvastatin is a cholesterol lowering drug. It does not generally affect blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have low blood pressure? How low can it go until its serious

Is it ok to have low blood pressure? How low can it go until its serious

OK: Usually low blood pressure is ok as long as you are not experiencing dizziness or passing out. Make sure to stay hydrated and see your doc if you feel any dizziness with your low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can I do if my pulse runs anywhere between 80-132. My blood pressure runs low. What's going on?

What can I do if my pulse runs anywhere between 80-132. My blood pressure runs low. What's going on?

Reduced blood volume: You sound like you have reduced blood volume. Try increasing your salt to 6 - 8 grams per day and your fluid intake to 4-6 liters/day. An exercise program (45 minutes 2-4x a week) for 3 months will help correct it also. ...Read more