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What does low systolic pressure mean ?

I m a healthy 30 year old woman. Ever since I can remember, my diastolic pressure has been between 55 and 70 but my systolic has never gone over 100. Today I clocked 95/70. Does the low top number mean anything bad? Does it mean anything bad that the numbers are so close together?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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The "textbook perfect" blood pressure for a female is 110/70. For a male it is 120/80. The top number is how much force your heart is using when it contracts, and the bottom number is basically the 'at rest' number. But not everyone is textbook perfect. some people tend to run high, some low... If your pressure is CONSISTENTLY in the same range, then that probably means it is normal for you. Are you having dizzy spells? Fainting? Any symptoms on a regular basis? If not, then I would not be alarmed. If you are, or if the readings rise significantly, then I would see your MD. What those numbers mean is that your heart doesn't have to work too terribly hard to get your blood circulated around your body. Since your numbers tend to run low, it is important for you to make sure your doc, or anyone else who might have occasion to check your pressure know this. Otherwise, they might think that there was a problem, when there really isn't... Hope this helps!
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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