Is a BP of 97/66 too Low? Should I See a Doctor?


Asked by Irene Dauphinais

I Just Had My Blood Pressure Taken Yesterday Which Was 97/66, They Tell Me This Is Low And I Should See A Doctor. Is This True


Hi Irene,

It doesn't hurt to call your doctors office to see if your doctor feels there is reason for concern; however, hyptension (low blood pressure) is when your systolic blood pressure (top number) is less than 90 mm Hg. Here's a link to information:


A blood pressure of 97/66 mm Hg is not considered hypotensive.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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