Is a blood pressure of 96/58 a run of the mill blood pressure for when you're still lay surrounded by bed?
Is your blood pressure supposed to be lower when you laying in bed? I'm a 22yr old womanly, the reason I know this is I have a doctor prescribed blood pressure monitor.
No it's very low. Posture can have some effects on blood pressure, but they should be fairly close to the regular 120/80 systolic/diastolic. 96/58 is really really low no matter what posture you are in.
You have get hypotension.
Most normal blood pressures fall in the stock of 90/60 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) to 130/80 mm Hg. But a significant drop, even as little as 20 mm Hg, can cause problems for some people.
When you get up from the bed i.e., from sitting position to standing position, near will be a drop of 10 mmHg in the systolic blood pressure. This will cause dizziness, vertigo etc.
Depending on the reason for your low blood pressure, you may know how to take certain steps to help drop off or even prevent symptoms. Some suggestions include:
* Drink more water, less alcohol. Alcohol is dehydrating and can lower blood pressure, even if you drink in moderation. Water, in opposition, combats dehydration and increases blood volume.
* Follow a healthy diet. Get all the nutrients you need for worthy health by focusing on a variety of foods, including whole grain, fruits, vegetables, and lean chicken and fish. If your doctor suggests increasing your sodium intake but you don't like a lot of salt on your food, try using innate soy sauce — a whopping 1,200 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon — or adding dry soup mixes, also loaded with sodium, to dips and dressings.
* Go slowly when changing body positions. You may know how to reduce the dizziness and lightheadedness that occur with low blood pressure on standing by taking it smooth when you move from a prone to a standing position. Before getting out of bed in the morning, breathe deeply for a few minutes and then slowly sit up previously standing. Sleeping with the head of your bed slightly elevated also can help be at odds the effects of gravity. If you begin to get symptoms while standing, cross your thighs in a scissors style and squeeze, or put one foot on a ledge or chair and lean as far forward as possible. These maneuvers encourage blood to flow from your legs to your heart.
* Eat small, low-carb meal. To help prevent blood pressure from dropping sharply after meals, eat small portions several times a morning and limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Drinking caffeinated coffee or tea with meals may temporarily elevate blood pressure, in some cases by as much as 3 to 14 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). But because caffeine can cause other problems, check with your doctor back increasing your caffeine intake. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypotension
Its absolutely fine. BP vary across the day,having a typical body functions diurnal variation. It is lowest at 3-4am and rises slowly peak at about 9-10 am and beginning to fall after 6pm. This reflect out activity as animals,and the pattern has probably be the same since stone age man hunted animals during the day. It links nicely beside our 'normal' working day of 9-5. Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
Perfectly normal. Especially lying down