My blood pressure seems unusually low after exercise. 95/65. Before exercise, it is 140/80. I run 5 miles every other day and I typically have palpitations when I run. I have had them since I was a teenager. I have never had a stress test and I know low pressure may be a warning sign if it occurs during a stress test. I typically have palpitations after I run as well. My doc says the heart does some 'crazy' things during exercise and so I accepted the palpitations as normal. The low blood pressure after exercise causes some concern however. The pulse also stays relatively high, 80-100 bps, 2-3 hours after exercise as well. Is a low blood pressure after exercise reason for concern. Should it be investigated? I have a disabled wife that I provide care for and I want to make decisions about my health that are well informed because there are 2 people dependent upon it.
Thank you for your helpfulness
As long as you are not having any symptoms of lightheadedness or dizziness associated with this still relatively normal blood pressure, I would not be concerned at all. In fact, the lower the blood pressure one has, the lower the overall risk of stroke, again, as long as there are no symptoms of hypotension.
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