What Is Considered Low Blood Pressure?

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Nicole Manion answered
Normal and healthy adults should have a blood pressure with the systolic score being around 120 and a diastolic score of 80. However, most adults have a systolic score of between 90 and 120, as well as a diastolic score that's between 60 and 80. Hence, anything below these healthy numbers should be considered a low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure isn't generally considered much of a threat, as it can often be seen as a blessing given that blood pressure tends to increase as you get older. Blood pressure is the pressure that the blood circulating around your body exerts against the walls of your veins, capillaries and arteries. The systolic score should always be higher in value as the blood pressure is at its highest when the heart first beats. Between beats, however, the diastolic number shows that the blood pressure become significantly lower.

Some of the symptoms that you may experience if you have low blood pressure can include blurred vision, confusion, a feeling of being dizzy, fainting, sleepiness, fatigue, weakness and light-headedness. If your blood pressure is below 120/80 and you are experiencing these kinds of symptoms then you need to get to a doctor or some kind of medical centre right away so that you can be treated for your problem.

Medical issues and injuries can be caused by hypotension, and severe hypotension will be caused by a loss of blood. If somebody experiences this they are known to be experiencing shock, and will receive blood through an IV unit.

If you suffer from low blood pressure than doctors might stop some prescriptions you may already take to help increase your pressure. They will also advise you of lifestyle changes that will make you healthier in the long run, as well.
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Blood pressure 105/60 is this normal. Sometime's it will go 101/57. Is this normal.
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Blood pressure can be defined as a measure of the force of the blood exerted on the walls of the arteries. Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is an abnormal condition when the blood pressure of a person is found to be much lower than normal. A low blood pressure results in inadequate supply of blood to vital organs including the brain and heart, affecting the human body severely.

Blood pressure is often measured in a range than a particular measure, since blood pressure levels vary from person to person. A normal blood pressure falls in the range of 90/60 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg.

Low blood pressure maybe caused by physical factors for each individual such as rate of heart pumping, blood volume in the body, resistance by blood vessels, and viscosity or thickness of blood.

Other causes of low blood pressure include haemorrhage, toxins, sepsis and hormone abnormalities.
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Anonymous answered
Any thing below 85 on the top is too low and any thing below55 on the bottom is too low.  I would say 112/65 is a normal blood pressures and 80/45 is to low.
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Is 99/43 considered low blood pressure?
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
Low blood pressure signifies many problems. Cardiac patients must remain vigilant about their Blood pressure. Normal Blood pressure is between 90 and 120 mmHG. Low Blood pressure is below this level. Low blood pressure can present risk of stroke, kidney and heart diseases. But normal people can also have low blood pressure such as athletes, people who exercise and have ideal weight tend to have low blood pressures. So you must check it out with your doctor before assuming anything about your health. For reference and details see the link below:
www.medicinenet.com
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nettie answered
The DR. Get and give blood pressure measurements by your age also so if it is low it would be according to your age,and if it is high it would be according to your age and the Dr. Will tell you that...hope this helps you to somewhat understand ....80 to 85 on the top maybe considered low depending on ones age.....
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sherlin smith answered

Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in your arteries during the active and resting phases of each heartbeat. Here's what the numbers mean:

  • Systolic pressure. The first (top) number in a blood pressure reading, this is the amount of pressure your heart generates when pumping blood through your arteries to the rest of your body.
  • Diastolic pressure. The second (bottom) number in a blood pressure reading, this refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats.

Current guidelines identify normal blood pressure as lower than 120/80 mm Hg.

Although you can get an accurate blood pressure reading at any given time, blood pressure isn't always the same. It can vary considerably in a short amount of time — sometimes from one heartbeat to the next, depending on body position, breathing rhythm, stress level, physical condition, medications you take, what you eat and drink, and even time of day. Blood pressure is usually lowest at night and rises sharply on waking.

Blood pressure: How low can you go?

What's considered low blood pressure for you may be normal for someone else. Most doctors consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it causes noticeable symptoms.

Some experts define low blood pressure as readings lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic — you need to have only one number in the low range for your blood pressure to be considered lower than normal. In other words, if your systolic pressure is a perfect 115, but your diastolic pressure is 50, you're considered to have lower than normal pressure.

A sudden fall in blood pressure also can be dangerous. A change of just 20 mm Hg — a drop from 110 systolic to 90 mm Hg systolic, for example — can cause dizziness and fainting when the brain fails to receive an adequate supply of blood.

And big plunges, especially those caused by uncontrolled bleeding, severe infections or allergic reactions, can be life-threatening.

Athletes and people who exercise regularly tend to have lower blood pressure and a slower heart rate than do people who aren't as fit. So, in general, do nonsmokers and people who eat a healthy diet and maintain a normal weight.

But in some rare instances, low blood pressure can be a sign of serious, even life-threatening disorders


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