I was wondering if my blood pressure was too low and how to determine how low is too low? Mine is around 89/73 which I checked yesterday. I eat alot of fish,chicken, and all kinds of seafood, but only a little bit of meat once or twice a week. So how low is too low, they don't tell me that. They always tell us about what is too high. Thanks.
As long as you are not having issues on standing (feeling like you are going to black out, feeling dizzy), then you may be fine at this pressure. How is your pulse? That tells the story. If your pulse is high, then your body is fighting a bit with the pressure so low. In that case, you may need more fluid to help or an increase in sodium. But if your pulse is fine and you feel fine, then all should be well.
Low blood pressure can be the sign of say, adrenal issues, where the body is not managing the sodium correctly or of renin/aldosterone axis issues, again in the adrenals.
This is not quite diet dependent, but how you feel.
Have you always had a low blood pressure?
If you did then it is perfectly normal for you and you should not worry about it.
If you only have experienced that recently or over the last few years you really should bring this to the attention of your DR.
Low Blood Pressure can be just as dangerous as high blood pressure.
Not enough blood supply to your brain and other organs.
Do you have any symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, fainting or even seizures??
Low blood pressure can also be induced by certain medication.
Hope this helps a little bit, but only your doc. can give you a diagnostic and treatment suggestion!!
good luck and stay in touch!!
Ditto of the above comments. If you have always been low you are going to be careful with any drugs used if you ever have any procedures because you don't want to go any lower than that. I run 90-100 systolic and do get dizziness when stooping, or changing positions (orthostatic BP).
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.