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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

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why high or low blood pressure is bad?

Can you please explain why high or low blood pressure is bad?

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

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I am craving salt so badly, i literally pour salt on a plate and start eating it throughout the day. I also have chronic low blood pressure...?

I am craving salt so badly, i literally pour salt on a plate and start eating it throughout the day. I also have chronic low blood pressure...?

Salt craving: There are several reasons for craving salt. Dehydration, addison's disease, thyroid disfunction, and iodine deficiency are some reasons. Your family doctor (general practitioner) can run some blood tests that may reveal the reason. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines for low blood pressure and what are they ? I have a good friend that faints from this...What medicine does he need to be on

Are there any medicines for low blood pressure   and what are they ? I have a good friend that faints from this...What medicine does he need to be on

Several meds: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and lack of nutrients in your diet. ...Read more

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I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

Salt is Salt: Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride). The other "salts" contain various amounts of other minerals like magnesium, potassium and others. This affects their taste not their function. "Processed" salt sometimes contains Iodine. Any salt is not "bad" for us. It is actually a necessary nutrient. Excessive salt can be harmful for some people. Processed or not is essentially irrelevant. ...Read more

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I have been dizziness &fainting for 2weeks even i stand up or lying down still dizzy tooo bad. Is this serious problem? Or am i low blood pressure?

I have been dizziness &fainting for 2weeks even i stand up or lying down still dizzy tooo bad. Is this serious problem? Or am i low blood pressure?

Dear dizzy: From the information i have, it looks like you had a laparoscopy, was it recent?. If that procedure was recent then you need to notify the surgeon as your dizziness and fainting may be related to the procedure or whatever diagnosis was the reason you had the procedure. ...Read more

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Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Ignore scary stories: There is no way MetroGel could cause such symptoms. You're probably seeing scare stories from people who are making assumptions about what caused their symptoms. This is at least your third question about your unreasonable fear of MetroGel. Let's make it the last, OK? ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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