What if an emergency room doctor sends you home with a blood pressure of 60/33?

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I am 56 years old with blood pressures of 70/33 and until they took it themselves they wouldn't have be lived it. When that low I blackout and have frequent falls.

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It would be a surprise if you have a blood pressure of 60/33 without having a blackout. This blood pressure is unacceptably low. This low blood pressure must be treated by medical professionals. The following home remedies may also help:

Use more salt. Experts usually recommend limiting salt in your diet because sodium can raise blood pressure, sometimes dramatically. For people with low blood pressure, that can be a good thing.

But because excess sodium can lead to heart failure, especially in older adults, it's important to check with your doctor before increasing the salt in your diet.

Drink more water. Fluids increase blood volume and help prevent dehydration, both of which are important in treating hypotension.

Wear compression stockings. The elastic stockings commonly used to relieve the pain and swelling of varicose veins can help reduce the pooling of blood in your legs.

Have you been having such a low blood pressure all the time?

Normal systolic blood pressure is between 90 and 139, and diastolic blood pressure is between 60 and 89. Hypotension can be seen in normal people, old people with poor constitution, hypothyroidism, post-operative trauma, heart failure, etc... Generally, underweight old people will have low blood pressure. Sometimes, the incorrect use of a sphygmomanometer may make the measured blood pressure low. That blood pressure is not necessarily your real blood pressure. Hence, you should monitor your blood pressure multiple times or by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. At the same time, you can take high-quality protein, eat more fruits and vegetables, and exercise properly to raise your blood pressure. Also, it is important that you make an appointment to assess your health and identify the cause of your hypotension.