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What Does Low Blood Presure Mean
Bottom number: Bottom number is always lower than the upper number.You need to tell us what the upper and lower numbers are.Than only we can answer your question. ...Read more
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
What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.
Anemia, possibly: When not referring to low blood pressure, "low blood" can refer to anemia, deficiency in the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin gives blood its color and carries oxygen.Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue. Causes of anemia include blood loss (periods, GI bleeding), bone marrow problems, inherited abnormalities, sequestration in the spleen, red blood cells bursting (hemolysis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my blood pressure done today and it was 93/61. The nurse said it was extremely low but didn't elaborate. What does this mean?
Normal: Your blood pressure's on the lower side of normal. If you feel fine otherwise, i wouldn't woory any further. ...Read more
I am 21 and have high systolic (148 +) and low diastolic (35-40) blood pressure, what does this mean?
Abnormal BP: That blood pressure is abnormal especially for one so young. Verify that your BP apparatus is functioning properly. If indeed that is your true blood pressure two things come to mind: aortic insufficiency which is a back flow of blood across the aortic valve or severe anaemia. Please see your doctor about your blood pressure. ...Read more
Hi docs, what does it mean if your blood pressure goes from extremely low to extremely high in a few minutes?
What does it mean to have a lil high top number and a lil low bottom number in blood pressure ? What is normal range?
How do you feel?: "low blood pressure" is a pop diagnosis . The numbers (top is highest it gets when the heart beats, bottom is lowest when the heart relaxes) need only be high enough to keep the blood flowing around your body. Stop worrying about "normal ranges" and ask the real question -- is your body working? ...Read more
Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more
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
Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: Low blood pressure in general is desirable. But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration. ...Read more
Possibly...: A common cause of elevated testosterone in women is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)--usually associated with menstrual disorders, infertility, and obesity. The only link I can see with low blood pressure is if you also have associated Diabetes and have low overall fluid volume due to excessive urination from high sugars. Also, associated heavy periods might make you anemic with low pressures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My vision nearly blacked out earlier, could this mean my blood pressure is too low or blood sugar is low?
Yes, just so: You experienced an "orthostatic" episode, where your blood pressure temporarily became too low. If this happens all the time and results in passing out, you may need to see a cardiologist for this. If it's just a time to time annoyance, that's almost normal, and nothing anybody would treat, except to advise you to stay hydrated and get up more slowly. ...Read more
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