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what would cause a overweight person to have low bp?

ive been getting low blood pressure for the past two months...as low as 90/45 a few times. i weigh 220 and am 5'3 i never had low bp before this, anyone know what would cause it?

my iron level is normal but ferritin is only 7

 

i've almost blacked out a few times and cannot think straight when its really low

i also have to read things again and again never had that prob b4 dont think theres always enough blood flow to the brain

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Health

Answers (7)
  • i have always had low bp and i am overwieght
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:04 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • not eating -- low blood sugar makes mine extremely low
    sweet29mom

    Answer by sweet29mom at 10:05 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I'm overweight right now with low blood pressure. I can't get a straight answer from anyone, so good question. My doctor just says it's better than high blood pressure, but what the heck kind of answer is that?!
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 10:06 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Eat (a little) more sodium and (a little) more caffeine and see if that helps - those are 2 huge triggers for people with high bp (I oddly suffer from both, obviously at different times).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Bigger people can have low bp, just like skinny people can have high bp.
    sandra1023

    Answer by sandra1023 at 11:06 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Not sure. Ask your Dr.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:41 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Diet may play a part. Can you speak to a nutritionist or holistic dr?
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 6:01 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

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