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01 Jun 2004

Low blood pressure
My blood pressure has been taken the past three months and it seems to be quit low. The readings was 115/67, 107/69 and 98/66. What does the numbers mean? Is this indeed low? What can I do about it?

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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Bee, the top value is the pressure at which the heart pumps and the bottom one is the pressure at rest. The first to values are OK, but the last one may cause dizziness if you stand up too quickly. It’s not dangerous, but it can make things a bit unpleasant. There might be an underlying disease causing the low blood pressure and this off course needs to be investigated. Once you’re sure there is no underlying problem you can ask your doctor to prescribe you something like Effortil® or Akrinor® to help take away the symptoms (if there are any). Good luck.
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