Ask an expert

28 Feb 2004

Low Blood Pressure.
Dear Doc,

My husband 54, has low blood pressure 108/63. The chemist has given him some medication to take. I would like to know what causes low blood pressure. He also has high colestrol(sp) 7,08. We take a 20 minute walk 5 times a week, we stick to a low fat high fiber diet and he does not drink or smoke anymore.He gave up drinking 10 years ago, and smoking 5 years ago. He has CP and because of this retired from work 8 years ago.

My husband says that his mother has low blood pressure and high colestrol too, so it is in the family genes. Is this true? Does he now have to take medication for both these conditions? We do not have medical aid.

Thank you for your help

Answer 2,289 views

01 Jan 0001

Jackie, a blood pressure of 108/63 shouldn’t be a problem. The high cholesterol is and as you’re already living a healthy life style, the best would be to take a pill for it.
If Cp stands for Cerebral Palsy, it might be the cause of the low blood pressure, but like I said before, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem if he has had it all his life. Good luck and let me know if you have more questions.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.