💓 What’s Worse – Low or High Blood Pressure? – by Dr Sam Robbins

💓 What’s Worse – Low or High Blood Pressure? – by Dr Sam Robbins


Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins, The other day I was asked an in important
and interesting question: “Dr. Sam – I have borderline high blood
pressure and my wife typically has low blood pressure, what’s worst for your health?” So, the fast answer is that in the “short
run”, it’s low blood pressure. In the long run, it’s high blood pressure. But, let me quickly explain… What Do The Numbers Mean To understand blood pressure reading, it is
important to understand what blood pressure is. As you already know, the heart pumps blood
through the chambers of the heart, then it goes to the vessels to transport the blood
throughout the body with the circulatory system. Your blood pressure measures the pumping action
of the heart. The top number reading is known as the systolic
blood pressure, it is the force exerted on the walls of the arteries when the heart contracts
to pump oxygenated blood. The bottom reading is the diastolic blood
pressure. It is the pressure reading when the heart
is resting in between beats. Category
Systolic BP (top) Diastolic BP (bottom)
Severe Hypotension (low) 50 – 59 mmHg
33 – 39 mmHg Serious Hypotension (low)
60 – 89 mmHg 40 – 49 mmHg
Borderline Hypotension (low) 90 – 109 mmHg
50 – 69 mmHg Normal Blood Pressure
110 – 119 mmHg 60 – 79 mmHg Prehypertension (high)
120 – 139 mmHg 80 – 89 mmHg
Stage 1 Hypertension (high) 140 – 159 mmHg
90 – 99 mmHg Stage 2 Hypertension (high)
160 – 180 mmHg 100 – 110 mmHg
Hypertensive Crisis (high) Higher than 180 mmHg
Higher than 110 mmHg Signs and Symptoms of Hypotension and Hypertension
Hypotension Hypertension
Dizziness Lightheadedness
Syncope Blurring of vision
Inability to concentrate Nausea
Cold, clammy skin Pallor
Thirst Body weakness
Rapid and shallow breathing Tachycardia Dizziness
Severe Headache Nose bleeding
Irregular heartbeat Chest pain
Blurring of vision Fatigue or body weakness
Confusion Difficulty of breathing
Hematuria Nausea and vomiting Normal, Low & High Ideally, you want your blood pressure to fall
within the normal range, most of the day. However,
those who suffer from stress, anxiety, high cholesterol, obesity and the like, they have
increased risk of having a high blood pressure and in severe cases it can lead to heart attack
or stroke. On the other end, some people suffer from
low blood pressure due to certain diseases or conditions, this can lead to shock or even
worse – death. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
Low blood pressure is alarming because it can be very life threatening if prompt medical
attention is not rendered. The causes range from dehydration, blood loss
and some surgical disorders. It is manageable as long as the origin of
the condition is determined and properly treated. BOTTOM LINE: In the short run, low BP is worse
because you can go into shock and die. Or simply pass out and if it’s while driving
or something similar, could result in death or bad accident. However, this is more extreme and rare. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Blood pressure constantly changes throughout
the day depending on the level of activity, physical and emotional status. If your blood pressure is elevated and stays
elevated throughout the day and continues for a few days or weeks, then it’s something
to be concerned about. Something interesting to note is that the
older you get, the higher the blood pressure typically becomes and this is due to a variety
of lifestyle reasons (poor diet, lack of exercise, being overweight, etc.). However, the primary cause/reason for higher
blood pressure as you age, is due to the negative changes in your hormones. But don’t worry, there’s hope. I discuss this in further detail at my website
because I have a family history of hypertension. You can get the details by clicking the link
below, in the description area at the end of this video. So don’t go there just yet… BOTTOM LINE: High blood pressure is a problem
when it’s consistent and ongoing because of the pressure it puts on your organs (heart,
brain, kidneys, etc.) and the end result could be a heart attack or stroke. Thus, in the long-run, high blood pressure
is worse. Summary
I would rather have your blood pressure be more on the low side, than high. In fact, you’ll live longer having lower
blood pressure, than higher. However, the real problem is if it’s SO
low, that it can result in shock, you pass out and could die. But, this is rare. Simply make sure you drink more water, keep
your blood pressure stable and have some extra minerals in your diet (salt, magnesium, calcium,
etc.). High blood pressure is a SLOW killer of your
arteries and organs. Eventually, if untreated, can lead to a heart
attack or stroke. And the main problem with hypertension is
that the the older you get, the higher it becomes – despite even an improved lifestyle
of eating better, exercise and so forth. This is exactly what’s happened with my
own parents. They’re in their 80’s and are probably
eating the best they have in maybe 50 years. Yet, due to aging and negative changes in
their hormones, they’ve been dealing with high blood pressure for a years. Luckily, I got them off the pressure drugs
and have lower it naturally. You can get the details below, in the description
area. Just copy the same proven formula for yourself. Well, that’s it for today. I hope this video gave your more clarity. If you found it helpful, please give it a
“thumbs up” and “share the health” with others, so they can benefit as well. And make sure you visit the links below in
the description area, about simple, easy and fast ways of lowering your blood pressure
naturally! Do this now while it’s fresh on your mind… Thanks for listening and have a happy and
healthy day!