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What Is Considered Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Is it normal for diastolic blood pressure to rise with anxiety? Even over 100? I normally on average have low blood pressure. During activity diastoli goes up though.
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I have constant dizziness when I go from a laying in bed position to standing and after sitting during the day..could this be low blood pressure?
I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?
It depends: Know that it's normal for your blood pressure to decrease at night. But two things that matter to determine if this is worrisome, is how low is low and do you have any symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, and/or weakness when your blood pressure is "low". This information is very helpful for better counseling you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I have low blood pressure 95/58 or lower sometimes, when waking up and at bedtime, yet with anxiety it can shoot up to 140/95 during the day?
Is it normal for bpto fluctuate during change of activity from 103/70 to 133/86 just walking upstairs? I usually have low blood pressure but notice thse flucuations at home.
Normal for BP: Blood pressure varies throughout the day and with many factors such as exercise, pain, caffeine/nicotine and so on. Those numbers are fine. It is worth considering your fitness though, as some changes could be from not being in as good a shape as when younger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strong heartbeat at rest. S4 sound during exhalation. No heart disease or other health issues Is it just an issue with sitting or standing quickly? Is the low blood pressure before my appendectomy(1 month ago) related to my strong heartbeat now?
S: 4 during exhalation. This can be normal. Discuss with the listener. ...Read more
Relative: Low blood pressure would, i suppose, be defined by most of us as a mean pressure < 50-60mmhg (big number + 2*small number / 3 is a rough estimate) but the clinical answer is that unless you're symptomatic (dizzy, lightheaded, passing out) almost any BP is ok. High is any systolic number that is usually > 140 or bottom usually > 90. ...Read more
Just a number: Well 120/80 has been considered average. Under 100 is getting low. But what is more important is how do you feel. If you feel well, i would not worry about a low blood pressure. Actually people with a low blood pressure live longer. I have seen patients with a pressure of 80/60 who feel quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Below 90: Blood pressure in men or women where the systolic (top) number is less than 90 is almost always too low and results in dizziness, light headedness and fatigue. Anyone used to higher numbers having the symptoms with systolic below 100 should have a workup to find and treat the cause is recommended. ...Read more
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
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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