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Doctor insights on: What Is A Dangerous Low Blood Pressure Level

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Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: Low blood pressure is only dangerous if it is impairing adequate oxygen delivery to meet the needs of vital organs of the body, or if it signifies an underlying process that is dangerous if it worsens (e.g. Diffuse bacterial infection, or toxin poisoning). The actual number, in and of itself, is not dangerous if all organs remain working fine. ...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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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

When is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

Is low blood pressure dangerous to have?

It is relative: The most important factor to label somebody has low blood pressure is to know his baseline. If somebody is having blood pressure of say 80/50 mmhg for years and does not have any symptom at all. This should not be considered necessarily a bad idea. On the other hand if a person who had blood pressure of 140 /90 came to you with blood pressure of 80/60, it should be cause for conmen. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure, what is the crtical level?

Low blood pressure, what is the crtical level?

Symptoms: BP lower than 90/60 is considered low. If there are symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness, higher readings may be considered low. When low blood pressure is associated with signs of poor blood flow to vital organs such as brain and kidneys, it's too low. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

When is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

Causes fainting: When your blood pressure is too low, you do not get enough oxygen to your brain and people feel lightheaded, dizzy or like they are going to faint. That is dangerous, but the most common cause of low blood pressure is not enough fluids or dehydration. If you are still having low blood pressure and feeling dizzy after drinking at least 64 oz per day, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is low blood pressure?

Can you tell me how dangerous is 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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At what point (if ever) is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

At what point (if ever) is low blood pressure considered dangerous?

Lower than 80/50: This is typically the lowest tolerable bp. Of course, BP is different if you are a 4'9' waif or a six foot 3 bruiser! But below 80/50, this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?

I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?

Needed?: If your lowere blood pressure is not causing you any symptoms, there is no reason for concern or need to raise it. A lower blood pressure is generally better for you. If you are having symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, or syncope, you may benefit from increasing your intake of water and salt. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: First what is low bp? The systolic blood pressure may be in the 80-90mm range and be entirely normal and pose no danger whatsoever. A lot depends on what is the clinical situation and are there associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low broad pressure: Low blood pressure on the normal range changes with age is different for children for adult women less than 90/60 is usually low for man less than about 100/60 is usually low ...Read more

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Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! What number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low bp: Whatever the low level is, if it is producing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadness or orthostatic symptoms; we consider it dangerous. ...Read more

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How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

How low blood pressure is too low--what level?

Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter, echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented. As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms. If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired.?

I am experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension). I'm 23 yr old male. Bp is 90/52 is this dangerous. Just very tired.?

Depends: Low blood pressure and whether it will affect you depends on your body habitus, nutritional status, medications, how fit you are, etc. If you have symptoms of headaches, dizziness, fatigue then discuss this with your doctor. Get blood tests and a physical exam. That blood pressure in your age is not necessarily dangerous if you're asymptomatic. There are several reasons for being tired too. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more

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Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Extremely dangerous: If organs are not getting enough blood, they do not work, and worse they are injured to the point of organ death. Blood pressure is a direct reflection of how much blood is flowing to these organs. ...Read more

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Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Low BP: First off, your systolic BP should be around 100, when you are pregnant. Second the blood loss from a cs will lower is further.? 90? 50.

Some iron pills for three months and recuperation from your pregnancy should be all you need.

Other wise if symptoms persist, see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more

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Have low blood pressure (av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot. My mom said that it can be dangerous. What risks are from being dizzy? Thank you

Have low blood pressure (av.80/40).Doc said okay but I feel dizzy a lot. My mom said that it can be dangerous. What risks are from being dizzy? Thank you

Well: If you are dizzy it is not ok. You need to start by drinking more water and at your age prolly need more salt. Add a little more to your meals and hydrate more care if that helps. If symptoms persist. See a doctor ...Read more

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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: What are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring>
Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure?

Can be normal: If it is always low and you feel fine, don't worry. Otherwise it can be caused by dehydration or other things. If it's new see your dr. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure?

90/60: Low blood pressure is generally anything under 90/60. This may be normal for diminutive female but if this blood pressure is new or is associated with symptoms it deserves evaluation. ...Read more

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Is this low blood pressure?

Is this low blood pressure?

"Low" is semantic: "normal" blood pressure is an arbitrary thing--i.e. Lower cutoffs of 100 systolic, 60 diastolic were created b/c above these are where the vast majority of people fall. However, many healthy people, as well as some people with heart or liver disease who are perfectly stable, have BP in the 80-90s range. The main point is if it is a change from your personal baseline, and whether you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

Is 92/55 a low blood pressure?

THERE ARE INDIGENOUS: People in the remotest areas of brazil with blood pressures averaging 50/30 and pulses in the 30-40's.
Bottom line is, it depends on the overall health of the individual. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure?

Low volume/vasodil: Either low cardiac output due to low or high hr's/low stroke volume or excessive vasodilation. Hormonal problems (like adrenal insuff) could rarely be a cause. Infection/sepsis/anemia or acute blood loss, dehydration, or cardiac pump/rhythm problems could cause. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure -what to do?

Low blood pressure -what to do?

Blood pressure: Ask your doc if anything needs to be done first. To raise BP we increase salt and fluid intakes and use support hose to increase venous return. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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