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How low does BP need to go before it becomes a problem ?

How low does blood pressure need to go before it becomes a problem? Does age and weight (I am 53..5ft 8 and weigh 9st 4lb)make a difference to how low it can go before you would need medication? its always been low... I have been told at my age I should be on medication.last blood pressure count 90/67
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Yes you're age, gender, medical condition fit or not has an effect on blood pressure, it is usually best not to let the Systolic number (top one drop below 90 and the diastolic below 40). You're last reading in on the low side but the thing with blood pressure it is constantly changing. For example if you were to run for a bus this would increase it, however if you were to be relaxed on a sunny beach it will come down. Even eating a meal will alter the blood pressure. The trick is not to worry too much about it, but if you do have what is known as HYPOTENSION then you should visit the doctor he may be able to help with medication. .
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