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What is too low for blood pressure in children?

What is too low for blood pressure in children?

Depends on situation: Premi's/newborns/toddlers/older kids all have different standards. A rough rule for older kids is systolic pressure (top number) should never be less than 70 + twice their age in years. (age 1-10). ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 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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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 is too low blood pressure considered?

What is too low blood pressure considered?

Hypotension: Low BP is considered ok unless you have symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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How low is too low for blood pressure?

How low is too low for blood pressure?

Low bp: If you're having weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and your BP is less than 90mmHg systolic it is likely too low. Above 90mmHg those symptoms are less likely to be BP related. ...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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How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase

How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase

BP: 75/51 is a low blood pressure and if you've transcribed it correctly then adding or increasing a medication which can further lower blood pressure would be inappropriate. ...Read more

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What is to low for blood pressure? Is 90-61 to low?

What is to low for blood pressure? Is 90-61 to low?

Healthy: 90/60 is healthy unless you've just been shot. General rule: lower is better. If you're dizzy (a few seconds of dizziness when you first stand up doesn't count), perhaps the BP is bit too low. If the 90/60 is "natural", it's very good. If it's due to BP meds, they could be reduced a bit. Many very healthy young people normally run bps of 90/60. They are often female. ...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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When is blood pressure too low?

When is blood pressure too low?

Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How low can your blood pressure go?

How low can your blood pressure go?

Blood pressure: Your blood pressure can go to zero, but you'll die. Generally below 90/60 we begin to see symptoms or measures of decreased perfusion. Some people tolerate lower bps however but not much lower. ...Read more

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How low can blood pressure safely go?

How low can blood pressure safely go?

80/40: 80/40 is about as low as an average person can tolerate without losing consciousness. Some people especially young thin females can run on the low side. It doesn't take much to make them pass out. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 96/65 too low?

Is a blood pressure of 96/65 too low?

Maybe: It depends if that is your typical blood pressure and whether you are having any symptoms of hypotension. Technically the numbers are in the normal range. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure 90/50 extremely low?

Not extremely: It is on the low side, but what's "normal" can be different for everyone.
If you are a small, thin person, a BP of 90/50 may be perfectly normal.

It's abnormal if your symptomatic (dizzy, fatigued, losing consciousness?). ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure so low? Under 110

Why is my blood pressure so low? Under 110

RU bleeding?: It's perfectly normal for healthy people to run a low bp, even as low as 80 or 90 (top number). Young women and children often do. If your BP is normally high, low BP could indicate a problem but if you're otherwise healthy, it's ok for you. Typical causes of bad low BP are: gunshot, knife wound, other combat injury, dehydration, sepsis (blood infection), anaphylaxis (severe allergy) & rare things. ...Read more

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Tell me the blood pressure what is too low?

Tell me the blood pressure what is too low?

Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more

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So, my blood pressure was 85 over 60 is this low?

So, my blood pressure was 85 over 60 is this low?

Depends on History: "normal" blood pressure is estimated at 120/80. A blood pressure of 85/60 is a bit low, but its severity depends on any preexisting medical conditions you may have. Diabetic patients or those with a history of heart conditions, for example, usually have a higher baseline blood pressure than people without any medical history. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure 90/60 low? Should I be concern?

Is blood pressure 90/60 low? Should I be concern?

Blood pressure: If you feel fine with 90/60 then it's ok. If you're having lightheaded or dizzy feeling associated with that pressure it may be low for you. See your doc if you have symptoms ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure reading of 96/64 a low reading?

Is a blood pressure reading of 96/64 a low reading?

Symptoms: Not if you have no symptoms most common would be dizziness or low energy. ...Read more

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Which organs keep blood pressure from dropping too low?

Which organs keep blood pressure from dropping too low?

Many: Carotid artery receptors, kidney, heart, brain stem are all stimulated in some manner by low blood pressure to correct this, . ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

Depends on degree: Mild or moderate changes in blood pressure will usually not produce any symptoms. However, more significant (or sudden) changes in BP may produce symptoms. Low BP may produce dizziness, weakness or malaise, sometimes with blurry or spotty vision, shakiness or even nausea. Conversely, high BP may produce headache or pulsatilla pressure, sometimes with blurry vision or nausea. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure always 106 over 64 is that to low?

NO: In fact most people would love to have a BP like that. My wife's is 90/50 so enjoy the good genes. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

That's fine: Young females tend to have lower blood pressure. Some people may have blood pressure's 90/60 and feel fine. The main concern is the development of dizziness, weakness or fatigue. Occasional dizziness with standing may be normal, as long as dizziness passes within a minute or so. Go to er if passing out, or persistent dizziness. ...Read more

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Is it OK for my blood pressure to go as low as 109/50 at 1a.m. after being 117/83 at 9 p.m.?

Is it OK for my blood pressure to go as low as 109/50 at 1a.m. after being 117/83 at 9 p.m.?

Perfectly fine: Blood pressure changes minute to minute depending upon activity, states of mind, position of body. Your blood pressures are fine with either set. The important thing is that YOU FEEL FINE at both of those sets of pressures. If you do then, get some sleep at 1a instead of taking your pressures! You'll feel better in the morning. Write me for more info: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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How can I keep my blood pressure low?

How can I keep my blood pressure low?

Exercise: Exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, eat smart. ...Read more

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What blood pressure is too low for a child?

What blood pressure is too low for a child?

Consult Pediatrician: Blood pressure evaluation in children is complicated as there are many factors involved including age and body mass index. A pediatrician is the best resource. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading for a child requires an experienced individual. Symptoms of low bp: dizziness, fainting, blurry vision & light-headedness. ...Read more