Re: When should I go to the doctor with low blood pressure?
My BP has dropped to 90/50 several times, and I find that salt helps me so much. I don't have any reason to limit my salt, so I use it in abundance to keep my BP up. I think there is something called diastolic heart failure (DHF, as opposed to CHF with high BP) that is being paid attention to more now. I've heard of a test called Impedance Cardiograph, which is very simple and involves about 20-30 minutes of readings taken in a very specific manner, while lying down, then sitting, then standing. Results should be read by a cardiologist.
Treatment is different than CHF. I think it has something to do with the pumping of the blood INTO the heart instead of out of it.
A google search should turn up the lab that makes the machine to test for it; the toll free number can take your ZIPCODE and tell you where to get the test in your area. I know several people who have taken the test, with positive results. OH! just remembered name of company or machine: BioZ... Also that pressure stockings help a lot!
Last edited by curiousk; 01-06-2010 at 02:25 AM.
Reason: To add name of company