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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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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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When is low blood pressure too low?

When is low blood pressure too low?

Based on symptoms: While too high a BP is well known, too low is not well defined usually we base too low on dizzyness and even syncope ( passing out ). ...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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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

When is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...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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"why is blood pressure high in the morning?"

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"why is blood pressure high in the morning?"

This is common : As cortisol system activates in early morning to produce higher bp. ...Read more

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What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

Blood pressure: Most common problem with too low of blood pressure is dizziness and possibly passing out. Weakness or fatigue may also occur. Too high of a blood-pressure may lead to vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...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 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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Is my blood pressure too low at 90/60?

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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Why high blood pressure is higher in the morning?

Why high blood pressure is higher in the morning?

Blood presssure: When you're asleep there is less stimulation in the system. When you first awaken there is a tide of stimulation flooding into the consciousness and unconsciousness and this stimulates the BP to rise somewhat. ...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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What happens if the sodium in the blood is high, but the blood pressure is low?

What happens if the sodium in the blood is high, but the blood pressure is low?

Not directly related: The blood level of sodium is often high in the face of dehydration and this may or may not correspond with a change in blood pressure. If one is volume depleted, the blood pressure may be low. However, some may have severe weakness of their heart muscle and the blood pressure and the sodium may both be low. It is important to correlate the medical issues involved to interpret these levels. ...Read more

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Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Hypertension is a validated major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and requires thoughtful and effective treatment. Most cases of low blood pressure are benign unless accompanied by dizziness or altered consciousness. ...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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Is this low blood pressure?

Is this low blood pressure?

"Low" is semantic: "normal" blood pressure is an arbitrary thing--i.e. Lower cutoffs of 100 systolic, 60 diastolic were created b/c above these are where the vast majority of people fall. However, many healthy people, as well as some people with heart or liver disease who are perfectly stable, have BP in the 80-90s range. The main point is if it is a change from your personal baseline, and whether you have symptoms. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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How low is too low when it comes to your blood sugar?

How low is too low when it comes to your blood sugar?

You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of true hypoglycemia except after therapy for diabetes, or in cancer, liver or kidney disease, prior GI surgery etc. If you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. ...Read more