High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease. This is fairly common knowledge. So wouldn’t the lowest possible blood pressure be a good thing? Not necessarily.
Low blood pressure (or BP in a normal range) is generally healthy. However in rare cases, like when a person is ill or on blood pressure lowering medications, they can have blood pressure that is too low. Having blood pressure that is too low can lead to fainting, fatigue, and kidney dysfunction.
Don’t treat this as an excuse to not worry about your blood pressure. It’s extremely important and the notion of having blood pressure that is too low is very rare.
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Information for this post was found via ABC News.