If you were born with blood pressure on the low side, that’s good news – but there are still a few things worth knowing about this condition.
Having low blood pressure in your genetic make-up means you don’t face the risk of developing heart problems or having a stroke as a result of high blood pressure. However, a sudden drop in blood pressure can indicate something more serious.
What is considered low blood pressure?
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a blood pressure measurement of 90/60mm Hg* or below. A normal or ideal blood pressure reading is between 120/80 and 90/60mm Hg. Blood pressure can vary considerably over short periods, depending on:
- body position
- stress levels
- physical conditions
- time of day – usually lowest while someone sleeps.
Most people with chronically low blood pressure aren’t even aware of it, and if you have