Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is My Blood Pressure Too Low?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:05 AM

Question: My blood pressure is routinely around 100/60. Should I do something to try to raise it?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Your blood pressure as a dynamic figure: It will increase with stress and increased heart rate, and resting levels as low as yours are usually good. Be happy that you have an extra margin before unsafe elevations are reached, and thank your parents for good genetics. I assume your regular doctor has determined you are healthy, that are on no medications, and have no underlying medical conditions. The presence of underlying conditions does affect the levels of blood pressure. But you should not try to raise your blood pressure unless specifically directed by your medical doctor.

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Low blood pressure is generally a good thing, as long as it's not due to an underlying condition.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:05 AM
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