Low blood pressure
Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:52 PM
I went for a fitness assessment yesterday and they noted my blood pressure was on the low side- 106/67. they asked if I'd had any fainting, dizziness or light headedness and I said no, then today at work I was feeling a bit dizzy and light headed and I realised that I got that feeling quite often, but previously thought nothing of it.
I'm 23, and every other time I've had my blood pressure tested it's been pretty much perfect- 120/80.
I'll obviously go to the doc sometime in the near future to get a full check up, but in the meantime- would there be any problem with exercising if I'm getting this??
I'm going to running in about 5 minutes (should get ready soon...), and I'll see if I get it while running (once again, never really noticed when I get it). Can you envisage any problems with cycling, swimming or anything like that??
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Posted 25 June 2004 - 12:50 PM
I also have low blood pressure (85/55 - and I'm the same age as you too, 23 -almost!) and was told by my Dr to drink plenty of fluids as a small change in hydration levels can cause dizziness/fainting, particularly when exercising. Be wary of too many caffeinated drinks as they can dehydrate you, and alcohol - if you're anything like me, half a glass of wine and you're about to faint anyway!! :)
So, really, just make sure you drink lots of water/non-caffeinated drinks during the day (I was told to double what I would normally drink!!) and stay hydrated whilst exercising and you should be right. :D
Posted 25 June 2004 - 01:51 AM
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Posted 25 June 2004 - 02:55 AM
It has always been low..
I believe you are better off having low bp than high bp & thats what I look for when doing fitness assesments
Posted 25 June 2004 - 03:52 PM
When my wife was pregnant she had high BP so we bought a arm band thing to measure it and I did my own a few times. I noticed that when I felt low and tired my BP was way down (usually in the afternoon) but a run soon perked me up again.
So I would imagine that running would temporarily raise BP.
I was wondering does low blood pressure go with a low heart rate?
Posted 25 June 2004 - 04:47 PM
I also know someone who has a low BP (90/65) and who exercises quite strenuously - no apparent problems.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 04:48 PM
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:25 AM
I also experience it when I get up suddenly after lying down, just a bit dizzy sometimes but nothing to worry about.
One other time I do have problems is if I am vommitting. I will usually pass out as well. Must never vomit in toilet bowl! (Use a bucket!)
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:46 AM
First up I'll say if you have any concerns it might not be ok, then see a doctor and get check properly.
Next, I wonder why there is a need to check your BP weekly. The automatic BP machines are notorious for being inaccurate. 84/65 is on the low side of normal, but there can be individual variance. More important would be the reasons why your BP is what it is.
All of the above just leads back to getting checked out properly. See a doctor you trust. If there's no issue, I still think peace of mind is worth the time taken.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:01 AM
I bought from this mob.
The UA851 is the same machine used by many GP's.
Only $30 or $40 more than the common brands found at chemists.
Accurate enought to indicate a problem.