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.

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Please help! What happens when your blood pressure is too high or too low?

For how long? For the most part, high blood pressure for a short time, days to months won't make too much of an effect, which is why it's referred to as the silent killer. Of course, if it's too high for a longer period of time, you can end up w/stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. Blood pressure that's too low can make you feel weak, woozy, lightheaded, dizzy & possibly even faint. Think like Goldilocks. Read more...

My blood pressure is low days in a row & then one day it will be high then back to low for days. Should I be on atenalol every day or as needed?

Titration. If you're comfortable checking your blood pressure everyday and titrating your medicine to it, more power to you (assuming your regular doctor is on board). Most people don't want to be bothered. Read more...

What does it mean when my testosterone is high but my blood pressure is low?

BP testosterone. In the absence of symptoms and orthostasis probably nothing although a pathologically high testosterone level should be investigated to exclude an endocrinopathy. Read more...
Possibly... A common cause of elevated testosterone in women is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)--usually associated with menstrual disorders, infertility, and obesity. The only link I can see with low blood pressure is if you also have associated Diabetes and have low overall fluid volume due to excessive urination from high sugars. Also, associated heavy periods might make you anemic with low pressures. Read more...

What to do if I'm 67 and my blood pressure is 140/60, have I got high or low blood pressure?

Wide pulse pressure. Assuming your BP measuring device works properly and this is an accurate reading, you have wide pulse pressure. There are several causes for this including stiffening of your aorta and large vessels due to arteriosclerosis, aortic valve dysfunction, medication effect (to name a few). Ask your doctor about this. Read more...