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Old 02-22-2005, 02:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy Low Blood Pressure

Hi,
Had my blood pressure taken last month, the first reading was 102/53, and the second reading was 105/73.
Due to a number of "other symptoms" I suffer with (ie. dizziness, recurring UTI's, kidney infections, blurred vision, tiredness & more), I was advised to have it retested a month later.
I went yesterday and it was 102/70 on the first reading and 96/74 on the second.
I have had blood tests done too, which show a low iron level which I was told suggests a chronic disease or illness. Could my low blood pressure be connected to this? and if so can anyone offer any suggestions as to what is possibly wrong?
Thanks in advance for any replies.

 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: Low Blood Pressure

It may or may not. I can't offer any opinion based on what you've told us. Many people have no problems with blood pressure as low as the readings you've mentioned, but others do have problems. Your blood pressure might be a symptom of what is going on with you, but I doubt it is the cause. Follow your doctor's advise at this point.

 
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: Low Blood Pressure

I agree with mgraylorn. It sounds like your low blood pressure is merely a symptom of something else. I also have low blood pressure. At one point my blood pressure was 90/60, and just last week when I went to the doctor, it was 100/58. I have a tendency to become light-headed when rising from a seated position, and some of time I will faint. My doctor put me on florinef acetate to raise my blood pressure. And it has helped me quite a bit. I just increase my med and I'm not as light-headed anymore.

I'm not positive, but I'm fairly sure anemia will cause low blood pressure. But I'm not sure how low your iron levels were. But even then anemia can also be a symptom of a greater problem. Adrenal insufficiency can cause anemia, low blood pressure, and fatigue. I also think that kidney infections can also be caused by adrenal insufficiency if your low adrenal levels go untreated long enough.

You might want to consider going to see an endocrinologist. Though keep in mind, that I could be completely wrong, but at least if you saw a specialist then you'd be on way in the right direction for a diagnosis/treatment. Hope I was able to help a little.

 
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