Concern about low blood pressure

Q: I usually have low blood pressure of 90/60 mm/Hg. But after exercising it drops to 80/50 mm/Hg. Then after breakfast it returns to 90/60. Is this normal or should I be taking some medication to raise my blood pressure?

A: As long as a person in this situation feels fine before, during, and after exercise, they likely do not need to be concerned about their blood pressure. There is no set number associated with low blood pressure. Individuals develop symptoms of low blood pressure at varying pressures based on many factors such as age, physical conditioning, overall health, and drugs being taken.

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