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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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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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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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Is a very high pulse rate and low blood pressure dangerous?

Is a very high pulse rate and low blood pressure dangerous?

Could be.: Very high pulse and low BP is a harbinger of shock. Could also be associated with vasovagal reaction - the typical "swoon." everything needs to be interpreted in context, but in general this combo signals that something ain't right. It is not dangerous in and of itself, but underlying problem needs correction. ...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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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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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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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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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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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