Help! My blood pressure is 102/58. I feel like this is too low. What would be a cause of concern for too low for a 22 year old Female?
Normal BP. 102/58 is a normal BP. In general the top number, systolic pressure, can be as low as 90 for an adult and still be normal. However, if your BP is usually much higher, then 102/58 might be abnormally low for you. But if it's always around 100/60, then that is quite healthy. This is a common BP for a young, healthy woman.
Why. Are you having any symptoms ? Your blood pressure could be ok. What was it before ?
Normal. This bp is not unusually low for a young woman. If it were problematic,it would cause significant lightheadedness or fainting. Many healthy young women have a bp in the 90's and do very well.
Any symptoms? If you have symptoms of low BP such as dizziness, etc that is one thing, but as stated, the bp you have is still considered normal for a healthy 22 yo female. If you have no symptoms, consider yourself luck to have the good bp of a healthy 22yo.
Dehydration. Low BP is not necessarily a cause for concern. The normal range for BP varies quite considerably. BP is considered low only if it causes symptoms such as passing out, dizziness, headaches or shortness of breath. For a young 22 year old female, causes of low BP may be dehydration or anemia (if you have heavy periods).
Hypotension. Do you have any symptoms of dizziness, weakness, near passing out or passing out? The numbers by themselves are low normal, so if you are not having any symptoms of hypotension I would not worry about the specific number per se. However, make sure you drink lots of fluids and you can afford to add a little salt to your diet.