Blood pressure

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Offline jade

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Blood pressure
« on: July 18, 2009, 07:04:55 AM »
Hi there

I wanted to know whether thal minors are subject to low blood pressure and whether the blood pressure may fall from time to time.
My blood pressure usually hovers around 10/6, but at times it drops below that.  for example today, it dropped to 8/4.8 and needless to say that I am shaking as a leaf.

Jade

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Offline Zaini

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Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 07:00:08 PM »
Hi Jade,

I don't know if its related to thal minor or not,but me and my mother both often have low blood pressuer and we both are minors  :dunno i don't know for sure but it may be due to low hb and low oxygen in blood  ??? .

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 07:40:53 PM »
Studies have shown a correlation between thal minor and low blood pressure. It also does provide some cardio-protective effect. So, it's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as it doesn't drop too low. Some salty foods can usually get it back up a bit.
Andy

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Offline Moik

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 05:51:30 PM »
Mine drops too but usually if I become a bit dehydrated

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Offline Sharmin

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 06:22:30 PM »
I tend to have low blood pressure as well - as do my mother and maternal grandmother who all have thal minor. 

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Offline Manal

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Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 01:48:47 AM »
Me too Jade. I do expierence low blood pressure and usually they lead to my migraines :(

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Offline jade

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Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 12:50:31 PM »
Thank you everyone.

For me it is not linked to dehydration.  My BP is usually low but it just drops even lower from time to time without any apparent reason.

Jade

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »
Our family has a high blood pressure problem. My parents (both minor) including me have high blood pressure. Looks like it is mostly inherited.
Regards.

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Offline maha

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Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 06:30:57 PM »
Hi Jade
I too have a low blood pressure. It`s usually 90/58. The only time my BP is normal is during pregnancies. :biggrin

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Offline Dori

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 09:32:39 PM »
Hey,

I too have low to very low blood pressure. These last two months it is going a liltle better, but the machine usually starts bleeping when it tested me.  :biggrin

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Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 08:46:05 AM »
It's not something to laugh about - I guess. I have a high blood pressure. Mum says I'm in shock too. That's prolly why Ibecame sick and couldn't control my temperature. Most of the times it didn't get higher than 35.4C.

That's all I wanted to say.

Take care, Dore

Re: Blood pressure
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2009, 01:55:00 AM »
My dad and I (we are both thal-minors) both have low blood pressure.  I'm not sure about  my sister, who also has thal-minor, but I find it interesting that this is related to thalassemia.  Could having low blood pressure be a bad thing as I get older?

 

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