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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Equal: Both men and women adapt to athletic exercise in much the same way. Both often develop a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure at rest. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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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I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

I'm 23 year old female with low blood pressure, is this a problem?

No, this is normal.: A healthy young woman can often have low blood pressure, especially if athletic. However, if you are dizzy or other issues, you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
Once
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60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?

60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?

Not problem: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female

I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female

Anorexia: Anorexia nervosa causes a myriad of comorbidities, with heart disease being the primary cause of death. You could develop heart arrhythmia may weakened heart and also no periods. Leading to infertility. ...Read more

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Ct heart angio zero calcium age 54 female non smoker cholesterol 5.1 and HDL 1.6 / LDL 3.2 low blood pressure should I be worried? Weight 112lb thanks

Ct heart angio zero calcium age 54 female non smoker cholesterol 5.1 and HDL 1.6 / LDL 3.2 low blood pressure should I be worried? Weight 112lb thanks

Low risk: You lipid numbers are good. However, about half of the heart attacks occur in people with normal lipids. What is your family history? Keep up with aerobic exercise and have a diet low in saturated fats. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Rise slowly from lying down or seated to standing
once
Stay hydrated
once
Consider compression stalkings as long as you have no contraindication
once
Increase your salt intake, but only if your doctor feels this is safe
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I'm 21 yr old female. I have low blood pressure, night sweats, palpitations, headaches, nausea and tiredness. Any ideas on possible causes?

I'm 21 yr old female. I have low blood pressure, night sweats, palpitations, headaches, nausea and tiredness.  Any ideas on possible causes?

Many things: Could be a variety of things including but not limited to anxiety, anemia, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, leukemia or lymphoma, migraine, the list goes on. Be sure and see your family physician or internist soon. This will require a careful history physical exam, and blood work to figure out. ...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

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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

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