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I always have low blood pressure. Do i need to worry about it ?

I am a 44 year old female weight 160, height 5/3,disabled due to 5 failed back surgeries, my blood pressure is normally low even after surgery and with sever pain.My normal blood pressure is about 110/67. I have been monitoring it since last night due to eating salt to try and get it back up (get very dizzy when it is very low) it was 97/55 then a hour later 95/ 55 and my heart rate was 65 (my heart rate us usually 90 resting, not sure why) today with not eating yet my blood pressure was 105/60 pulse 75, then let dog out and sat back down for 15 minutes and it was 136 over 86 heart rate 115 (started getting a headache also). took again in 30 minutes of resting and 109/57 pulse 86. what can this mean? it goes so low sometimes that the nurse at hospital went and got 3 different cuffs because she said I could not be awake with a blood pressure as low as it was (at that time it was 80/45) no one seems very worried about this but me, I get too dizzy and fall, which doesnt help my back problems. all I get told is eat salt, I eat enough salt for 5 people some times , just trying to bring my blood pressure up, I am actually starting to hate the taste of I worrying over nothing? I keep getting told low blood pressure is better then high, well if I fall down a flight of stairs and break my neck I dont think so LOL any ideas would be greatly appreciated, or just tell me the drs are right, eat salt and stop worrying :) thank you
Asked On : Wed, 15 Jun 2011
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You need to confirm you don't have something called Orthostatic hypotension which is low blood pressure which occurs after standing. You need to confirm that by your Doctor since if you aren't able to walk. Avoid eating a lot of salt without confirming your problem. You can get an ultrasound to see if you have any adrenal problems as these can cause low BP. Also autonomic disturbances can. Do you have Chest pain. How is your Haemoglobin level. Any other problems, like bowel and bladder disturbances.
Answered: Thu, 16 Jun 2011
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