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Is 55 too low on the Diastolic for blood pressure?

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Marvell 11 Aug 2013

55 is a bit low for diastolic pressure.

It would actually be classed as low blood pressure. Please see your doctor if you haven't done so already.

endlessPred 12 Aug 2013

Actually it depends upon what you are doing and if you had recently exercised. It is lower if you are taking beta blockers or a similar med when at rest. It can vary quite a bit depending upon how you are feeling emotionally as well.

To know what your current BP is, the following may help you. Lay down completely relaxed. First do left arm. Then do right arm. See if they are close in numbers. Now, Do this sitting and keep legs uncrossed and no talking. Next. Stand up. Do the same while standing, no talking. Record those. If they are very similar, won't be identical, then you are doing fine for you. If not close then the doctor needs to know.

ChelleKay 12 Aug 2013

Excellent advice -EndessPred = Excellent Advice

endlessPred 14 Aug 2013

Apparently Marti, you said elsewhere you are taking a beta blocker. Talk with the doctor to adjust you dose. I just started atenolol and take a tiny dose of 12.5mg. Since my pulse is getting too low instead of too high, we are going to try half of that. Apparently aim very sensitive to this medication.

kaw06 12 Aug 2013

It is low but mine runs About that all the time. So did my dad's and he lived to be 85 lol

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