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Dr Miriam: FEELING PRESSURE.

Byline: Miriam Stoppard

I'M in my mid 50s and have low blood pressure more suited to a teenager.

My doctor congratulated me but I generally feel shattered and light-headed after rushing about. Is this normal and why do doctors think low blood pressure is good for you?

BECAUSE it means your risk of a heart attack or a stroke is low. One of the most common medical reasons for low blood pressure causing symptoms in otherwise healthy people is dehydration and hunger, but some just have it for no particular reason.

Specific medical conditions which can cause low blood pressure include circulatory problems and the side-effects of medicines.

If you continue to feel so tired, talk to your doctor again.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 20, 2005
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