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My blood pressure is always pretty low. Usually about 110/80 -ish. I've taken my blood pressure (because I was feeling weird, light headed) and my BP is very low even for me. Today it was 106/69.

What gives? Should I eat a salted banana? :wink:

Is this normal when you've never had high BP in the first place?

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  • jenniferrusso7393
    jenniferrusso7393 Posts: 189 Member
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    That is not an excessively low blood pressure, and as long as you are not getting dizzy you should be fine. (high blood pressure sufferer since age 31 speaking) I would definitely NOT eat salt to try and raise it! If you are concerned, call your doctor.


    Oops just re read your post... CALL YOUR DOCTOR!!!
  • MorganLeighRN
    MorganLeighRN Posts: 411 Member
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    You are still in a normal BP limit. If your top number (systolic) falls below 90 and your bottom number (diastolic) falls below 60 that is low.
  • glovepuppet
    glovepuppet Posts: 1,713 Member
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    My blood pressure is always pretty low. Usually about 110/80 -ish. I've taken my blood pressure (because I was feeling weird, light headed) and my BP is very low even for me. Today it was 106/69.

    What gives? Should I eat a salted banana? :wink:

    Is this normal when you've never had high BP in the first place?
    106/69 would be high for me for a resting rate. i've never had any health problems from it and my doc isn't concerned, but it doesn't hurt to get it checked out.
  • jzammetti
    jzammetti Posts: 1,956 Member
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    My blood pressure averages about 90/59...pretty low, but still considered normal. (When I was obese, it was regularly 110/70)

    My resting heart rate is 45 BPM - also low (when I was obese it was regularly 70 BPM) - and I get it up to about 180 when running.

    I had some dizzy spells recently and doc thought maybe due to low blood pressure - he advised I add salt to my diet to raise it a bit. lol

    Turns out the dizzy spells are from some inner ear issue.

    So, I figure my low blood pressure and low resting heart rate are just signs of how much fitter I have become.
  • trentwiggly
    trentwiggly Posts: 74 Member
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    Thanks for all your answers. I'm keeping an eye on this.