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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What is a too low blood pressure?

What is a too low blood pressure?

Symptomatic: It's too low if you have symptoms for example, there are people that walk around with blood pressure of 90/50 without any problems. There are others who are dizzy, wobbly and feel horrendous. Some of these general guidelines go out the window dealing with really sick people, intensive care etc. Different set of rules in that case. ...Read more

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What if my blood pressure is to low?

What if my blood pressure is to low?

Merits evaluation.: This merits a careful evaluation, starting with taking your blood pressure sitting and standing. A thorough evaluation includes taking your history, a physical exam, certain blood and urine tests and, in some instances, some special tests. The cause is first determined, then therapy can commence. ...Read more

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When blood pressure is too low what should I do?

When blood pressure is too low what should I do?

Lie down: No BP meds, could take salt.. Plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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If my blood pressure is 90/52 is that too low?

If my blood pressure is 90/52 is that too low?

Depends on baseline: There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower bp, but in general, lower BP is protective (although people with very low BP may have more of a tendency to feel dizzy). For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that my pulse is high and my blood pressure low?

What could be a reason that my pulse is high and my blood pressure low?

can be related: If your pulse is fast enough, it would make your BP drop- usually over 150 in adults. How fast have you measured it to be? Some things can make the pulse fast and the BP low like hemorrhage, dehydration, fever/sepsis, heart attack, thyroid excess to name a few. How's your general health? ...Read more

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My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

Low oxygen: Our body tissues needs constant supply of oxygen to perform optimally. If it gets too low then the tissues especially kidney, heart and brain would have ischemia and lot of problems. See pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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What happens if my high blood pressure is 85/56?

What happens if my high blood pressure is 85/56?

Nothing: A BP of 85 systolic may be perfectly normal It is only a problem if there are symptoms of dizziness or weakness. Always treat the patient not the numbers ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high or too low?

Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high or too low?

For how long?: For the most part, high blood pressure for a short time, days to months won't make too much of an effect, which is why it's referred to as the silent killer. Of course, if it's too high for a longer period of time, you can end up w/stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. Blood pressure that's too low can make you feel weak, woozy, lightheaded, dizzy & possibly even faint. Think like Goldilocks ...Read more

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How low is too low for blood pressure to be?

How low is too low for blood pressure to be?

Depends: There is no strict cutoff for too low blood pressure. Whatever pressure that causes symptoms of lightheadedness, fatigue and decreased perfusion to vital organs is too low. In some it might be 100 , others 80. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What if blood pressure is high?

High BL: you will die earlier than if not was lower and you will live a shorte life but more of it wil be devoted to suffering from CVD. ...Read more

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How would I know if my blood pressure is too low?

How would I know if my blood pressure is too low?

Dizzy Miss Lizzy: When our blood pressure drops too low, we feel dizzy and lightheaded. Sometimes our heart may start racing (palpitations). We may notice it more when we change positions: sitting up in bed, or getting up from a chair to stand. Checking your blood pressure will give you the info you need. ...Read more

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What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

Low is ok: Low blood pressure is normal when you're pregnant. Low blood pressure in an otherwise healthy person is generally a sign of good health. Low blood pressure in a critically ill individual can be a sign of life-threatening shock. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

Some people tolerate: "higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70.. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which i disagree with). www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

Hypertension: When your blood pressure is very high you should go to the doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more