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What does it mean to have low blood pressure? It sounds like a bad thing to have.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure?  It sounds like a bad thing to have.

Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx. ...Read more

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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I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

Low BP: Is simply determined by taking the bp. The problem could be orthostatic problem from poor hydration or even autonomic dysfunction. Your symptoms do indeed correlate with a drop in BP as many of our patients have done so and it correlates. But the real diagnosis has to be searched. Go to your doctor and be examined well. Only then can you be treated well also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure a good thing or a bad thing to have?

Is low blood pressure a good thing or a bad thing to have?

Moderation: Everything in moderation: generally, lower is better but too low can be dangerous and cause its own problems. Ideal is 110/70 or close thereto. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood pressure? I thought young people are supposed to be low.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure? I thought young people are supposed to be low.

Low BP: 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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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?

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Emotional BP: Such high low pressure is common when you have anxiety, anger, and be very sensitve. Take it easy. ...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