Do i have low blood pressure ?
its a 98/56 . im a girl ,im small (5'1 , 104 pounds 14 years old) . my doctor said thats good . My mom & dad both have high blood pressure btw
- knittinmamaLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, your blood pressure is on the low side. High blood pressures or low blood pressure isn't heridetary. It is only an indication of how effecient your heart is working and how well the veins are able to relax between beats.
Low blood pressure can sometimes cause you to feel light headed, especially if sitting or laying down and then getting up quickly. If you have any symptoms like this you should discuss them with your doctor.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Blood pressure measurements don't count for anything if you've been walking around. Ideally, you should be sitting down for at least 5 minutes or so. Blood pressure also can vary during the day, so it's best to get measurements from similar times during the day. No caffeine in the morning either. These measurements should be repeated on a few separate occasions. Some people get "white coat hypertension" when they go to the doctor's office because they are nervous. Probably blood pressure medicines wouldn't kill you. But you don't necessarily need blood pressure medicines if your blood pressure is only high while active. When doctors study the effects of high blood pressure, they study the effects of people who are diagnosed with it as described above. You are probably at no higher cardiac risk from your blood pressure.