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helloi have a 74 year old typoe 2 diabetic with

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Dr. Prasad

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Posted on Thu, 3 Jan 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: helloi have a 74 year old typoe 2 diabetic with low heart rate problems and will ffind out Friday if he has lung cancer or not on Friday. What I am concerned wit h right now is that his blood pressure os 85 over 58. he's usteeady oon his feet a little and has a bad case of chest congestion. no other cold or all,ergy symptoms but he has been nauseus for two daysw already heavng or coughing up a LOT of mucous. he sees his heart Dr tomorrow but is his PRESSURE DANGEROUS TONIGHT?
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Brief Answer:
Lower limit BP...

Detailed Answer:

Blood pressure of 85/58mm Hg is slight under limits. Low blood pressure may be related to low heart rate. However it shouldn't be taken lightly especially when you a bad cough with mucous. Is he running fever?

If there are no other symptoms and if he has no dizziness then I suggest drinking fluids and recheck up of BP after an hour. If the problem remains / worsens, it would be worthwhile to get this checked at the earliest. Perhaps ER visit may be more appropriate.

Hope this helps. Apologies for the later reply...

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