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Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.

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HOW LOW IS TOO LOW?
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wonder_woman_85 posted:
my blood pressure is usually in the mid to high 90's over midto high 60's... example the last time I went to my therapist it was 98 /66 and I know that this is not normal... it has been like this for bout 3 or 4 years now... I recently started 2 new meds that are probably not helping the situation either (mirtazapine 7.5mg and prazosin 2mg)... I used to be a can so I know a normal blood pressure for a 29 year old that weighs 135 pounds and is 5 foot tall should be around 110-120 over 70-80... unless I was taught wrong by the can boards... can some one please help me gets some answers?
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billh99 responded:
No medical professional normally responds in this forum.

From my reading under 90/60 is low. And even 85/55 can be OK if you don't have symptoms.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Low-Blood-Pressure_UCM_301785_Article.jsp

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20032298

Now many older people will have poor circulation and need higher BP to get blood to flow everywhere.

BTW, I am 70, and have CAD and on BP meds. And mine run about the same as yours and I don't have any problems.
 
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atti_editor responded:
In addition to the great information that billh99 posted, you may want to read this article on low blood pressure . It says that, "low blood pressure does not have a specific number where it is too low. Most doctors consider blood pressure to be too low when it causes symptoms or drops suddenly. In general, low blood pressure symptoms happen when blood pressure is less than 90/60."


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