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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Self-help: Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt. Still high: See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Modestly elevated: The upper limit of normal is 135 systolic with above 140 being abnormal. 85-90 diastolic is borderline elevated. Above 90 is abnormal. Treatment may include diet, exercise, and medication. ...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 a unsafe low blood pressure?

What is a unsafe low blood pressure?

Passing out: When the BP gets so low that you're passing out or dizzy all the time, it's too low. ...Read more

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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

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What is blood pressure like during a stroke? Is it high, low or normal?

What is blood pressure like during a stroke? Is it high, low or normal?

Typically goes up: During the acute phase of a stroke, blood pressure will increase in response to the brain issues, but over the next several days may stabilize back to baseline. Often, we will not treat the acute elevation to prevent even further decrease in brain blood flow. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure for a male?

Depends : It depends on age and size. BP ought be >80/50 and more commonly is >100/60. Normal is up to 135/85. ...Read more

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It is possible that a lack of protein cause low blood pressure?

It is possible that a lack of protein cause low blood pressure?

No: No. Sometimes patients have both low protein and low blood pressure but it is not a cause of it. Low protein can lead to extravascular fluid accumulation (edema) and can make you intravascularly dehydrated which could theoretically lead to lower blood pressures but this is typically insignificant so long as your kidneys are working normally. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure?

Low BP: Depends on the definition and setting of a given individual ;a large range of potential variables precludes a specific answer for your post. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure fraction?

Systolic / Diastolic: The top number is the systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic. For adults, over 140 for the top or 90 for the bottom is usually considered too high. The number is not a fraction itself, this is just how it is denoted in the medical community. ...Read more