• Patsy1960 Patsy1960
    August 14, 2009
    Low blood pressure in a teenage girl?
    Patsy1960 Patsy1960
    August 14, 2009

    My 14-year-old daughter is lightheaded and her blood pressure is 99/63.  Is that too low?

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 17, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 17, 2009

    According to this reference from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, your daughter's blood pressure is a bit lower than the bottom "normal" range of 106 for systolic, but in the normal range for diastolic. Only a doctor will be able to tell you if this is something you should be concerned about, or if it's the cause of her lightheadedness.  Other things that could cause lightheadness could be excessive bleeding from her menstrual cycles, a nutritional issue, or even dehydration.  Again, only a doctor will be able to diagnose the issue, so make an appointment with her pediatrician as soon as possible.

     

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  • GG
    GG
    May 17, 2011
    GG
    GG
    May 17, 2011

    Have either of you considered Dyautonomia?  Teenage girls can be tested to see if they have POTS. Check out a list of symptoms at http://www.dinet.org/symptoms.htm.  Go through the symptoms with your daughter. If she as a lot of them take it to her doctors and ask for a tilt tabel test to confirm or rule it out. It is a very scary disorder. I have it and so does my 13 year old daughter.  We hae found taht most doctors are not familiar with it.  But at that site you can find a lot of doctors that speciailize adn treat it.

     

    Hope this helps and I pray your daughter get some effective treatement soon, if they have nto already.

     

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  • Martha January 20, 2011
    Martha
    January 20, 2011

    My Girl of 15 year BP is 90/70 , In my reseach  i found out that average BP for a 15 year old is 120/80 i am realy worried about her. I would consider 99/63 as too low for a 14 year old too  .  we realy need to find out what is going on about our girls  befor it is too late

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  • Memellow98 August 09, 2012
    Memellow98
    August 09, 2012

    I also having the same problem here. I am 14 yo girl and an asian . My blood pressure always in low level. I don't know why although both of my parents are working in hospital, they don't know what kind of disease I have. Once I had blood taken but the result showed nothing happens to me ( but some of results like glucose, albumin are showed lower than normal). So, my father decides to blood taken me once again soon (this time blood test for checking whether I have anemia,thalassemia or leukemia). When I checking through the blood pressure reader, my systolic blood pressure always showed in between 70-80. For diastolic 40-60.

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