What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

Low pressure. A fit body has relaxed arteries resulting in lower, yet normal, blood pressure readings. Pregnancy may bring the blood pressure down another few points due to the presence of the placenta and the effects of Progesterone in your vasculature.

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. Read more...

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Symptoms. Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. Read more...

What does it mean to have low blood pressure? Is it really serious?

Depends. If the blood pressure is lower than the average blood pressure then you could be said to have low blood pressure. But unless it is due to some bad problem such as an infection or bleeding, it is not necessarily a bad thing. People who have relatively low blood pressure actually live longer. If you feel well, do not worry about it. Read more...

What does it mean to have low blood pressure? I thought young people are supposed to be low.

Low BP. Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals. Read more...

What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Probably normal. It depends if you have symptoms or not, or if you are on medications to control elevated blood pressure, or if you have underlying cardiac conditions. For some underlying abnormal conditions: consider dehydration, heart failure, anemia, low thyroid, or low cortisol. Read more...

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms. Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. Read more...
Not much. Unless you're passing out. Generally low blood pressure is a sign of health. If you've recently been shot or bludgeoned, the above doesn't apply. Read more...

What exactly does it mean when you have low blood pressure?

Depends on symptoms. Low blood pressure in general is desirable. But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration. Read more...