Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.


Low Blood Pressure

Monday, 14 November 2011 12:25 PM

Question: Is there any harm in a very low blood pressure reading (93/50)? Is that good or does it warrant some medical attention?

Dr. Brownstein's Answer:

We need an adequate blood pressure to pump enough blood to the tissues and cells in order to provide nutrients to the organs.

Too-low blood pressure can result in a sub-optimal blood supply to crucial organs. The end result of too-low blood pressure is fatigue and organ problems such as kidney failure or heart failure.

Blood pressure rises with age. A general rule is to add 90 to your age to find what the average systolic blood pressure (top number) should be.

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