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What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

By June 29, 2018 - 10:45pm
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I have regular issues with my blood pressure. I become extremely dizzy and feel like I'm falling in a deep dark hole. B/P will be 68/42 or 58/36. When this happens I normally am out got 6-8 hours.

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Hello, Burnhak2. Thank you for posting.

What's considered low blood pressure for one person may be normal for someone else. Most doctors consider blood pressure too low only if it causes symptoms. Which you are having. Most doctors define low blood pressure as readings lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic. If either number is below that, your pressure is lower than normal.

As your body goes through different changes, whether it's stress or intense exercise, the diastolic blood pressure will change to meet your muscles' oxygen demand. Other factors that affect diastolic blood pressure include: body position, diet, weight loss, smoking and alcohol use and poor sleeping habits.

Your symptoms are concerning and you should have your blood pressure evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.


June 30, 2018 - 5:01am
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