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Doctor insights on: Low Blood Pressure Risks

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I have high cholesterol but normal to low blood pressure whats my risk for heart problems?

I have high cholesterol   but normal to low blood pressure     whats my risk for heart problems?

Low.: Probably lower than you think. Look up Framingham Risk Calculator on line and fill in your data. I guess your 10 yr risk of heart disease is 7.5%. ...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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Is there a health risk with low blood pressure? Isnt it predictable?

Is there a health risk with low blood pressure? Isnt it predictable?

No: This is a complex question. For most younger and mid-aged people a lower blood pressure is not associated with increased risk. For older patients too low a blood pressure is associated with worse long-term survival. It is also an issue if low blood pressure is due to poor cardiac function or other medical conditions. The relationship varies depending on the reason for the low blood pressure. ...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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Could you tell me what are risks with low blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are risks with low blood pressure?

Poor perfusion: A certain blood pressure is needed to make sure our vital organs, ie brain, heart, kidneys get enough oxygen. If your blood pressure is dangerously low, you can develop heart attacks, lose consciousness or get kidney failure. Low blood pressure is only dangerous if you are feeling light headed. Most people who have so called "low blood pressure" but no symptoms do not need to worry. ...Read more

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Any health risks for having kind of low blood pressure?

Any health risks for having kind of low blood pressure?

Symptoms: Low blood pressure by itself doesnt typically have a health risk. If lightheaded with position change, one may be at risk for a fall leading to bleeding.. If low BP is due to low pulse rate, then may need lab analysis or ECG to ensure not in an abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What are the risks of low blood pressure?

What are the risks of low blood pressure?

Congratulations: In the absence of symptoms (dizziness, faintness, etc.), naturally occurring low blood pressure is not a clinical problem. Indeed, low pressure is a marker of longevity in my practice. The problem is if there's another not-natural cause for low bp, e.g., illness, medication side effect or drug interaction, occult blood loss. Then looking for root cause and remedying that is the answer! ...Read more

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What are the risks of having low blood pressure?

What are the risks of having low blood pressure?

Low BP: read this for information: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hyp/

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Is there a driving risk with low blood pressure?

Is there a driving risk with low blood pressure?

Possibly: If the blood pressure is so low that you're dizzy, have passed out, or feel like you're going to pass out (brief dizziness on arising too quickly doesn't count), you shouldn't be driving. On the other hand, if you're just going by the number and feel fine, driving is no problem. Many healthy people run a normal blood pressure of 80 systolic. They tend to be young and are often women. ...Read more

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Stopping propranolol after 4 years due to severely low blood pressure. Will this increase my risk of death? Doc said its okay to do.

Stopping propranolol after 4 years due to severely low blood pressure. Will this increase my risk of death? Doc said its okay to do.

No: Just stopping Propanolol doesn't increase the risk of death. Unsure why you were on this medication but if you have been assured by a physician then it is probably ok to stop this medication. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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