Low blood pressure

Old 03-20-2017, 06:33 PM
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I am a recovering alcoholic that quit drinking almost 3 months ago. I am 45 years old and a despite that I am a cigarette smoker, I went to the DR recently and my BP was a 98 over 60. Is this normal?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:44 PM
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everyone is different, but my mom doesn't drink and has low blood pressure all the time but that is her normal. if your Dr. is not concerned it could just be your normal.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:08 PM
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If your doctor was not concerned I would trust their judgement. If you are experiencing issues because of it you could always get a second opinion. We can't tell you if it is a "normal" reading though because giving medical advice is not allowed here on the site.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:14 PM
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Hi Leahe
As I understand it there's a wide range of 'normal'.

If you're concerned you need to ask your Doctor really

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:20 PM
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As it's been pointed out that might just be your normal. I would suggest being cognizant of standing up fast. If you get light headed or faint, then see a DR asap. My BP was always elevated from the booze and the way I monitored it was taking it at the grocery store or CVS on the BP machines they have. They aren't accurate per se but they will be consistently inaccurate and I would set an appointment if I noticed a spike. Good luck and many prayers
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:20 AM
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You can speak with your doc if you feel there is a problem with your health. Though as someone more than a decade under your age, I would like to have those numbers.
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