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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: How do you raise low blood pressure?


 Pamela Christmas - Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:19 pm

My Dad is 79 years old. His blood pressure has been running real low lately.
93/61 etc.

He is always tired, of course.

If this persists for a long time can this be harmful to his health, and if so, what are the adverse effects.

Is there a way for a person to raise their blood pressure, besides drinking more fluids??

Thanks,
Pamela Christmas
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:20 am

User avatar Dear Pamela,

Thank you very much for using our website.

Your dad's current blood pressure is more or less adequate, 93/61 is not really a very low blood pressure.

Fatigue can be caused by many causes.

i do not know what did your dad's blood pressure readings use to run in the past? Is he hypertensive? Is he taking any blood pressure medications? Is he taking any other medications for other health problems? Does he have chronic health problems?

Low blood pressures or hypotension can be caused by many causes including heart problems, infections, dehydration, blood clots to the lungs, medications and endocrine glands causes in addition to others.

Treatment of low blood pressure depends on the cause.

Once more, thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped and waiting for your reply.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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