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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


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Can low blood pressure be caused by weight loss? My last 3 blood pressure readings (over 2 mths) were 80/66, 89/62 and 90/66. I have lost 35 kilos in the last year

Can low blood pressure be caused by weight loss? My last 3 blood pressure readings (over 2 mths) were 80/66, 89/62 and 90/66. I have lost 35 kilos in the last year

Yes it is expected: Yes, weight loss does lower the BP. If you do not feel dizzy or light headed while trying to get up and stand up, it is an OK BP. But you must eat healthy and be less drastic in your Dieting. ...Read more

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My grandma, Is having a very low blood pressure. Symptoms: Sweating. Readings below... Sys. 106 mmHg , DIA. 67 mmHg Pulse/min 87. what should I do ?

My grandma, Is having a very low blood pressure. 
Symptoms: Sweating.
Readings below...
Sys. 106 mmHg ,  DIA. 67 mmHg
Pulse/min  87.
what should I do ?

Dehydration: She maybe dehydrated. Ask her to drink more water. 6-8 glasses a day and avoid BP meds. If symptoms persist please have her see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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 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

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