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Is low BP without symptoms cause of worry? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:had a BP check up today @ office
User:and it was 88/60
User:want to understand the effects of this
Doctor:may i know your height and weight ?
User:and the ways to come out of that
User:ht: 172 cms, wt: 63 KGs
Doctor:did you have any symptoms like dizziness, failting etc ?
User:yes, started now a days
Doctor:why was the check up done, was it a general check ?
User:general check
Doctor:so u dont have any symptoms ?
Doctor:in that case, there is no need to worry about the findings
Doctor:Though the reading is supossedly lesser than the average individuals, it is fine
User:one thing to note is
User:i didnt have a full breakfast today
User:was in a hurry so just had one dosa
Doctor:the finding of a lower reading has to be correlated with presence of signs and symptoms of postural hypotension , like dizziness, fatigue, fainting episodes etc
Doctor:not eating food, can result in hypoglycemia, and that is usually not a cause of low BP readings
User:i assume that was the reason for low readings
Doctor:not eating food, can result in hypoglycemia, and that is usually not a cause of low BP readings
Doctor:but, since you do not have any symptoms, i would not bother about it
Doctor:check the BP again, when at rest at a later date
Doctor:in case, it is at the same reading, then it would mean, that you have a physiological low BP , which is normal for you
User:ok thanks
User:that helps
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Do u have any other questions or doubts ?
User:thank you
Doctor:ok, take care for now , and have a good day
Doctor:bye for now
User:wish u the same
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