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My wife has a blood pressure 85 over 35 is weak and tire. Her

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My wife has a blood pressure 85 over 35 is weak and tire. Her primary doctor said for her to drink V8 juice and chips and crackers to get her sodium up. She is over 70 years, should I take her to emergency room if blood pressure does not go up. She does not have dizzy spells at all. I told her to hydrate as much as possible. What should I do?

Anthony Bray MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray MD : yes I am concerned that her blood pressure is way too low!!
Anthony Bray MD : her BP minimum should be 90/60....

Does she need to go to emergency room for hospital admittance to get her blood pressure up?

Anthony Bray MD : She may if low weight ( around 100 pounds) may tolerate more of a low BP than the average person but it should be higher!

She weights 100 lbs

Anthony Bray MD : Yes I think she should go to the ER for evaluation and blood pressure support which would start with IV fluids!!

Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it.

Anthony Bray MD : too low of blood pressure can cause damage to organs such as the kidneys!! I have seen renal failure follow a critical episode if too low of BP!!
Anthony Bray MD : You are very welcome! Good luck to you both!!

I will take her to emergency room. Thank you

Anthony Bray MD : you are very welcome!
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