How Low Can Your Blood Pressure Go Before You Are In Trouble? Mine Is 107/65 - 97. Am I In Trouble ?


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Emma kay Profile
Emma kay answered
You are not in trouble. The average is 120 for systolic pressure and 70-80 for diastolic, such as 120/70-80, However, your blood pressure of 107/65 - 97.

If your blood pressure drops below 90/60, then this can be considered to be low blood pressure but only one of those numbers would need to be below this for example, 100/50. However, everyone is different and there are a number of factors that could affect your blood pressure for example, are you fit or regularly exercise? Do you smoke? If you are a very fit person, then sometimes your blood pressure can drop below the average and you can be absolutely fine.

Hypertension is the condition of high blood pressure. The opposite of this is Hypotension, when the blood pressure is extremely low. Low blood pressure can be caused by hormonal changes, a side effect of medicine, anaemia or a widening of the blood vessels. Hypovolemia (reduced blood volume) is the most common cause of low blood pressure which can result from a haemorrhage or blood loss, not taking in enough fluids or an excessive loss of fluids.

However, as mentioned before, your blood pressure can drop below the healthy boundary and you can be fine. This is because you are only diagnosed as having low blood pressure if you show the symptoms as well as a blood pressure below 90/60. Symptoms of low blood pressure include: Chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, a fever higher than 38.3 degrees C (101 degrees F), headache, stiff neck, severe upper back pain, coughing with phlegm, prolonged diarrhea or vomiting, dyspepsia (indigestion), dysuria (painful urination), foul smelling urine, seizures, loss of consciousness, fatigue, temporary blurring or loss of vision and in some cases loss of hair.
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Anonymous answered
Generally, anything below 90/60 is considered to be low blood pressure, and only one of those numbers needs to be below that level (i.e., 110/50 would be low blood pressure, but 100/65 would not be).  Ideal blood pressure is 115/75, though the fact that yours is lower than that is not a cause for concern.  Factors that come into play include how physically fit are you?  Do you eat healthy?  do you smoke?  Also, blood pressure will vary in you.  If at one time, you're at 107/xx, the next time, you could be at 115/xx, or 121/xx, and then 100/xx.  The only way to really know what your blood pressure is, is to take several readings over the course of a week or two and average them out.
Bree Lutzow Profile
Bree Lutzow answered
It is healthy to have a lower blood pressure. Do not look at these "preferred" numbers like 115/75 as the rule. It is an AVERAGE. Average does not mean healthy or ideal. One implication of a healthy heart is having a lower blood pressure. Many factors affect blood pressure like gender, age, physical activity, smoking, etc. These are all factors of cardiovascular disease. Smokers, males, sedentary individuals, older individuals, overweight individuals, etc. Are all at a higher risk for CVD. A blood pressure of 140/90 is considered hypertensive and is a major risk factor for CVD. Both systolic/diastolic don't have to be high, only one of them and the most dangerous is diastolic.  So, a blood pressure of 107/65 is perfectly normal and perfectly fine!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My blood pressure is 87/71 . 31 is this a concern for me?
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Anonymous answered
My husbands pressure dropped to 59/33 after a cath procedure and stayed below 62/48 for over 3 hours.  Will he have permanent damage?
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Karl Sagan answered

It's not that bad. But it's good that you know that Low Blood Pressure is a serious problem and that you take care of it. Some people don't pay much attention to such issues and it's a completely wrong approach because health is the most valuable thing we have and lack of attention to it leads to some really bad consequences.

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Anonymous answered
You have not mentioned your age, sex, race etc. Normal values can vary. In UK. For many peoples, a blood pressure of 90/60 to 120/80 is considered to be normal. A drop of 20 mmHg can cause problems.
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Anonymous commented
I am 48 years old 30 lbs overweight and the dr just checked bp 3 times
107/65 pulse is 67

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