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How low is too low for blood pressure?

How low is too low for blood pressure?

Low bp: If you're having weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and your BP is less than 90mmHg systolic it is likely too low. Above 90mmHg those symptoms are less likely to be BP related. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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For blood pressure how low is too low?

For blood pressure how low is too low?

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

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How low is too low for blood pressure to be?

How low is too low for blood pressure to be?

Depends: There is no strict cutoff for too low blood pressure. Whatever pressure that causes symptoms of lightheadedness, fatigue and decreased perfusion to vital organs is too low. In some it might be 100 , others 80. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is too low for blood pressure?

What is too low for blood pressure?

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 more

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How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms . If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more

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How low is way too low concerning blood pressure?

How low is way too low concerning blood pressure?

Low Blood Pressure: There is not a black and white answer to cover all humans on this question. Too low of blood pressure would be experienced as light headedness, dizziness, headache or several other possible symptoms. Why are you asking this? ...Read more

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Please explain how low is too low blood pressure?

Please explain how low is too low blood pressure?

Depends: There is no strict cutoff for too low blood pressure. Whatever pressure that causes symptoms of lightheadedness, fatigue and decreased perfusion to vital organs is too low. In some it might be 100 , others 80. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is too low blood pressure considered?

What is too low blood pressure considered?

Hypotension : Low BP is considered ok unless you have symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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What is a too low blood pressure?

What is a too low blood pressure?

Symptomatic: It's too low if you have symptoms for example, there are people that walk around with blood pressure of 90/50 without any problems. There are others who are dizzy, wobbly and feel horrendous. Some of these general guidelines go out the window dealing with really sick people, intensive care etc. Different set of rules in that case. ...Read more

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What is too low for blood pressure in children?

What is too low for blood pressure in children?

Depends on situation: Premi's/newborns/toddlers/older kids all have different standards. A rough rule for older kids is systolic pressure (top number) should never be less than 70 + twice their age in years. (age 1-10). ...Read more

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What blood pressure is too low for a child?

What blood pressure is too low for a child?

Consult Pediatrician: Blood pressure evaluation in children is complicated as there are many factors involved including age and body mass index. A pediatrician is the best resource. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading for a child requires an experienced individual. Symptoms of low bp: dizziness, fainting, blurry vision & light-headedness. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure too low?

Based on symptoms: While too high a BP is well known, too low is not well defined usually we base too low on dizzyness and even syncope ( passing out ). ...Read more

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How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

Depends on age & sex: Normal hemoglobin values change throughout the entire first year, so the age of the baby is important. Please check out this site, has an accurate table for values based on age. http://www.fpnotebook.com/mobile/hemeonc/lab/hmglbn.htm. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

That's fine: Young females tend to have lower blood pressure. Some people may have blood pressure's 90/60 and feel fine. The main concern is the development of dizziness, weakness or fatigue. Occasional dizziness with standing may be normal, as long as dizziness passes within a minute or so. Go to er if passing out, or persistent dizziness. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure what is too low to perfuse brain?

Depends on blood flo: Pressure is the moving force getting blood to a body part including the brain. What counts is not the pressure but the quality and quantity of the blood getting to the brain. Obviously some pressures are incompatible with adequate blood supply but the answer depends on other factors such as arterial blockage, chronic hypertension, coronary artery disease, aortic valve problems. ...Read more

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How low is too low for cholesterol number?

How low is too low for cholesterol number?

How Low to Go: Preferred total cholesterol is below 200, ideal is below 180 and for those with certain medical conditions lower is even better. The major focus of clinical research has been on LDL levels and it is believed that lower is better. How low is a good question. Many cardiologists would like below 100 for their patients and many studies support this. The "no go below" level hasn't been determined. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Depends: Low BP or "hypotension" (less than 120/80) is always bad if happened all of a sudden. It has got several reasons. Of those reasons the common bad ones are 1)severe dehydration, any cause of 2)bleeding, any where in our body, 3)infections, hormonal dysfunction, and 4) heart conditions with failure, or hear attacks, to name a few. For some it can be a normal finding too, as low as 80/60. ...Read more

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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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What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more