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Doctor insights on: What Is Considered Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

Support hose: Support hose improve return of blood from the leg veins to the central circulation and can help improve blood pressure. There is also a possible mild improvement in the blood pressure from the mild general vascular compression in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

What is considered low blood pressure that is still healthy?

Depends on symptoms: A symptomatic pt will require a full work up with full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.If no symptoms then no treatment is neccesary. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure for a 70 yr old male?

What is considered low blood pressure for a 70 yr old male?

< 90/60: In general, a blood pressure less than 90/60 would be considered low. However if there are symptoms of dizziness and weakness with blood pressures slightly higher than this, that BP might be considered too low for that person. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

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

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What is considered low blood pressure?

What is considered low blood pressure?

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 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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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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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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What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

What is considered to be low blood pressure in men?

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

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

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

There is a range: Generally the diastolic (lower number) must be over 90 to consider it hypertension. The range for the upper number (systolic) is broader but is a problem when over 130. The low end is about 50 diastolic but tolerance for this varies. ...Read more

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How do I stop low blood pressure?

See your doctor: Low blood pressure is not always abnormal -- but if you are not feeling well, you best see your doctor for more evaluation -. ...Read more

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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


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