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Is low blood pressure a good thing or a bad thing to have?

Is low blood pressure a good thing or a bad thing to have?

Moderation: Everything in moderation: generally, lower is better but too low can be dangerous and cause its own problems. Ideal is 110/70 or close thereto. ...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 having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.

Yes: You have symptoms associated with the low blood pressure. Good to hear you are drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet. I would see your MD for an orthostatic blood pressure test and if it's positive consider seeing a Cardiologist for a tilt table test. Sometimes people with low blood pressure with symptoms may require medication to stabilize it. ...Read more

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Is there a health risk with low blood pressure, or is low blood pressure a good thing?

Is there a health risk with low blood pressure, or is low blood pressure a good thing?

Good thing,usually.: Good, if your are not symptomatic. Your risk for heart disease is lowered with a lower bp. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Is low blood pressure bad for me?

Only if symptomatic: Only if it causes you to be dizzy or faint or if it unusual for you. ...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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How bad are the effects of low blood pressure?

Generally: None unless you have symptoms or other organs are affected in which symptoms are usually persistent. ...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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Hoping you can tell me, is low blood pressure always bad?

Hoping you can tell me, is low blood pressure always bad?

No: Lower is usually better, unless it is from a disease state of your heart or dehydration or adrenal disease such as addison's. In other words, if you feel good and your general health seems good, it is nothing to worry about. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you are having symptoms related to it: dizziness, weakness, heart pounding, fainting, etc... ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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