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Low Bllod Pressure
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, have you: Had prolonged bleeding with a previously normal blood pressure? Feeling weak, dizzy etc? I will assume you have low blood pressure because of heavy bleeding which means you need medical attention. You gotta go in for that one and have your blood count checked with possible IV fluids. ...Read more
Please clarify!: I don't understand your question. Low pressure jeopardy? Do you mean the problems that may be due to low pressure? And what pressure are you talking about? Blood pressure, eye pressure or something else? Please ask again and clarify. Know that you have only 150 characters for your question, including spaces and punctuation, so keep your question brief but complete, please. ...Read more
This is weird: "Low blood pressure" in someone who's out walking around in the ordinary world isn't a bona fide illness. This may be a case of a common truism -- seeing too many physicians. You can't make his health care decisions for him, but you can develop your own discernment for charlatanism. ...Read more
I'm going toilet at nite about 8 times, what can b causing this .I don't have pain when i go but feel pressure low down.
I have been on losartan50mg since 6/18 this year. I am noticing pressure going as low as 100over 50s and60s and sometimes 90s over high 50 is this ok?
Stretching: Muscle spasms can be due to alot of reasons. Typically stretching the muscles and icing them can help release the tension. Also trying a course of anti-inflammatories might also be helpful. If you are not improving with this within a few days, you may need further evaluation by a doctor to determine other causes of pain. ...Read more
Good question: There has been a communication breakdown. Try to find out what is really going on. ...Read more
I got my pod pressure checked and i'm a 50 yr old female with diabetes and it was130 over 80, I use to be kinda low? Is this ok?
This is borderline: I assume you meant blood pressure. 130/80 is the upper level of blood pressure that we consider normal in a young diabetic like you. Blood pressure tends to go up as we age, so you should have your BP checked regularly at least every few months to insure that it doesn't stay above 130/80. ...Read more
I've experienced more headaches than usual lately, and tested my pressure which has been quite low. This morning it's at 88/58- cause for concern?
Depends: If you have a persistent drop in blood pressure (at least 10 %) without any reason and not feeling well, this is troublesome and requires evaluation. Make sure that you were not dehydrated when the BP was taken. I'd doubt however that the lower BP is the cause for your headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: "too low" implies that it is a problem. 70 is lower than average but would not raise an eyebrow. 50-60 is unusual and would lead me to think, why? If you feel well it is probably not a problem. But if the diastolic pressure is on the low side, i would consider things that might cause that even if the patient is well. Leaking of the aortic valve for instance can cause a low diastolic pressure. ...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