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How Low Is Too Low For Blood Pressure
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
How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase
Low blood pressure: The definition of too low a blood pressure is 1. Non-hypertensive (<120/80) and 2. Symptomatic. In other words, blood pressure is not too low unless associated with symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue etc. On the reverse, ideal blood pressure is the lowest blood pressure tolerated. I have many patients with blood pressures in the 90s who are feeling absolutely great! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more
Healthy: 90/60 is healthy unless you've just been shot. General rule: lower is better. If you're dizzy (a few seconds of dizziness when you first stand up doesn't count), perhaps the BP is bit too low. If the 90/60 is "natural", it's very good. If it's due to BP meds, they could be reduced a bit. Many very healthy young people normally run bps of 90/60. They are often female. ...Read more
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