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Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Sharon Herzberg, Community Member, asks

Q: Is 122 over 48 bad for a blood pressure reading

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
8/ 6/08 12:49am

Hi Sharon,

 

A normal blood pressure reading should be lower than 120/80.  That being said, I agree with the previous comment that 48 is on the low side and recommend consulting withe your MD to make sure there are no underlying issues causing a lower than normal diastolic blood pressure.  Most likely simple dehydration is the root of the problem, but still worth checking out.

 

Here is a good article that offers several possible reasons for a low blood pressure - Can Blood Pressure Be Too Low?

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Melinda Simon, Community Member
8/ 5/08 3:24pm

48 is pretty low.  Being low is just as bad as being too high

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By Sharon Herzberg, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/14/10, First Published: 08/05/08