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62 year old female on blood pressure pills has low blood pressure at 75 over 47, shour I take her to the e.r.

By Anonymous August 5, 2018 - 5:37pm
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Hello Anon!

Welcome to EmpowHER.

A blood pressure reading lower than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) for the top number (systolic) or 60 mm Hg for the bottom number (diastolic) is generally considered low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure might seem desirable, and for some people, it causes no problems. However, for many people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.

The causes of low blood pressure can range from dehydration to serious medical or surgical disorders. It's important to find out what's causing this persons low blood pressure so that it can be treated.

You can put a call (now) into her doctors office if there are no symptoms - if there are, she can attend the ER.

August 6, 2018 - 6:31am
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