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I am a 75 year old female vegan in good health. my BP is 91/60 with resting 81 bpm. My fiannce is worried my blood pressure is too low.

By Anonymous August 12, 2017 - 1:48pm
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I have been on a fast. Presently on day 15 of a 30 day water only fast.I have done well except for being very tired at times. Should I be concered.

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your message.

Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure (less than 90/60). A blood pressure reading appears as two numbers. The first and higher of the two is a measure of systolic pressure, or the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills them with blood. LBP is typically not a concern unless you are experiencing symptoms in which case you should see your doctor.

Symptoms of concern:
-dizziness or lightheadedness.
-blurred vision.
-heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable (palpitations)

I don't know why you are fasting, but it's concerning to me (for anyone) to go without food this long.


August 12, 2017 - 5:42pm
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