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How low is too low for blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: If you faint . . .

Low blood pressure is relative.
In fact, blood pressure is just a number so that lowering a number isn't the goal as much as decreasing your risk of death, stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, etc. That's what you want - the clinical outcome benefit, not just a number. Younger thinner women can run lower BP then older heavier men. But too low can be defined as feeling faint, weak or passing out.

In brief: If you faint . . .

Low blood pressure is relative.
In fact, blood pressure is just a number so that lowering a number isn't the goal as much as decreasing your risk of death, stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, etc. That's what you want - the clinical outcome benefit, not just a number. Younger thinner women can run lower BP then older heavier men. But too low can be defined as feeling faint, weak or passing out.
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