Low blood pressure after exercise.

Q: I just started exercising again after a few years of very minimal physical activities. I do take BP medications and I have managed to bring it down to between 110/62 all the way to 120/70. Over the weekend, I walked, jogged, and did some aerobics for over 75 minutes. As I was cooling down, I decided to check my BP/pulse and noticed it was down to 93/70 with a pulse of 113. Should I be overly concerned by these numbers?

A: You should discuss this further with your doctor. Without knowing your baseline pressure, how soon after you stopped exercising you measured your pressure, and medications you take, it is hard to know what your readings mean. In people without heart disease, systolic pressure returns to baseline levels (or a little below baseline) fairly quickly after exercise.

Further Reading:
Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure After Exercise – Livestrong.com


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