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When is blood pressure too low?

When is blood pressure too low?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Blood pressure 104/65 is this low?

Blood pressure 104/65 is this low?

Blood pressure: It could be low but it depends on other issues. Your young so your bp tends to run lower. In addition, your size will influence this. Other factors include your weight, duet, how in shape you are also affect your bp. ...Read more

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What is too low for blood pressure?

What is too low for blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: The definition of too low a blood pressure is 1. Non-hypertensive (<120/80) and 2. Symptomatic. In other words, blood pressure is not too low unless associated with symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue etc. On the reverse, ideal blood pressure is the lowest blood pressure tolerated. I have many patients with blood pressures in the 90s who are feeling absolutely great! ...Read more

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How low can your blood pressure go?

How  low can your blood pressure go?

blood pressure: Your blood pressure can go to zero, but you'll die. Generally below 90/60 we begin to see symptoms or measures of decreased perfusion. Some people tolerate lower bps however but not much lower. ...Read more

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Is my blood pressure too low, 86/54?

Is my blood pressure too low, 86/54?

A little, but..: This particular blood pressure reading would be considered lower than average for your age, but I am curious as to the situation surrounding the measurement. Have you felt dizziness, lightheadedness, and feeling like you are going to or actually passing out? A lot of blood loss? Also had you been drinking enough fluids? Some meds can cause this. Get checked if have you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How low can blood pressure safely go?

How low can blood pressure safely go?

80/40: 80/40 is about as low as an average person can tolerate without losing consciousness. Some people especially young thin females can run on the low side. It doesn't take much to make them pass out. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 96/65 too low?

Is a blood pressure of 96/65 too low?

Maybe: It depends if that is your typical blood pressure and whether you are having any symptoms of hypotension. Technically the numbers are in the normal range. ...Read more