When your blood pressure goes down too low.

Q: I am one month into a low fat, low sugar, low salt diet. I am a 68 year old male. I am taking medication for high blood pressure. Recently my pressure has dropped and now averages 104/63, occasionally as low as 98/58. At what point is Blood pressure considered to be too low? Should I stop taking my medication and monitor my blood pressure daily?

A: Blood pressure is too low when you start to have symptoms. Common symptoms of low blood pressure are getting light headed or dizzy. You should consult your doctor before stopping your blood pressure drugs. It is not safe to abruptly stop some medicines.

Sometimes people only stay on diets for a short period of time. Instead of dieting, permanently change your eating habits. Focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for life.

Further Reading:
Low blood pressure (hypotension) – MayoClinic.com


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