• Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 06, 2008
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    August 06, 2008

    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

    Tips to Control High Blood Pressure


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