73 year old female on high blood pressure & other meds, for past 6 days has averaged 105/61, is that too low ?
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's not too low, but some of the pressures taken to come up with that average may have been. Pulse is also something that you want to consider any time you're dealing with blood pressure. That's missing here.
Your doctor should be able to provide you with parameters for safe use of the prescribed medication. Do communicate any numbers out of your doctor's acceptable range, or any symptoms of feeling unwell.
- PatriciaLv 72 months ago
If you're concerned call their doctor's office and ask for advice.
- formerly_bobLv 72 months ago
Its too low if you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. If you are feeling good - then your BP is fine. Call your doc if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above.
- nonpartisanLv 62 months ago
105/61 isn't alarmingly low. Low blood pressure is usually a concern when it creates adverse effects.
The 73-year-old should drink more water. Water regulates every function in the body and blood pressure is one of those functions - blood is 94% water.
People generally associate high blood pressure and other problems with old age. Thus, they believe that the elderly have different nutritional needs than younger people.
Actually, everyone's nutritional needs are the same. The only difference is that after the age of 20 people start to gradually lose their perception of thirst - it's such a gradual loss that we don't realize it.
By the time we reach our advanced years, our perception of thirst is nearly gone. Unfortunately, the medical profession believes that thirst is a reliable signal that the body needs water - it isn't.
Since water regulates every function, and blood pressure is one of those functions, high blood pressure is one of the many ways that the body signals you of its need for water. And everyone knows that people with health problems don't go around thirsty all the time.
Therefore, the claims by the medical profession about water are false. They don't fully understand the role of water in the body. This is evident when they advise to "drink plenty of fluids". "Fluids" do not function like water in the body - there is no substitute for water.
Water should be drunk periodically throughout the day whether the person feels thirsty or not. The old advice to drink 8 glasses of water each day is still the best advice anyone can be given. But this advice is no longer popular, and so it isn't given anymore - too bad. A lot of people would be better off.
It is also claimed that salt causes high blood pressure - this too is false. The reason the body accumulates too much salt is that it needs it to retain water when people don't want to drink it. It's a self-defense mechanism to prevent cell damage.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
It is on the lower side though not too concerning. If you have any symptoms such as dizziness when you stand up, for example, please go to the doctor.
- KyleLv 72 months ago
normal blood pressure is under 120/80. if you're ever concerned, especially with your age and on medication, see a doctor. not the internet.