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Ask the doctor: Is low blood pressure a problem?

Updated: November 01, 2008

Ask the doctor

Is low blood pressure a problem?

Q. You are always talking about high blood pressure. Mine is always on the low side, about 80/60. Is that a problem?

A. Healthy blood pressure is defined as anything under 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Yours certainly falls in that category. Whether it is too low depends on how you feel.

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