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

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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