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Thursday, October 01, 2009 V.C., Community Member, asks

Q: Hello my blood pressure just read 96/62, what should I look out for?

Hello I am 21 years old and I just got a blood pressure reading of 96/62.... I am not an athlete, would I still be considered a child by now? If not... what should I look out for?

I was born with a form of muscular dystrophy called CMT, so I am always having problems as it is, would this affect this in anyway?  this really has me worried since I am on my own and can't afford insurance at the moment...

I just looked at a chart and don't know what to make of it... it says normal for an athlete or a child.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
10/ 2/09 12:13pm

Hi V.C.,


Here is a link to information on low blood pressure.  At the age of 21 years-old, you would not be considered a child.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By V.C., Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 10/01/09