Hi. I started paleo / primal 2 years ago to see if it would help my asthma (it is virtually non existent now so THAT worked!)
But the asthma clinic had tested my blood pressure and at 140 / 110 they reckoned statins would be a good plan. Well, I didn't want to go that route and sure enough, after 6 months of paleo eating - quite strict - BP had come down to around 120 / 90.
After 12 months, the asthma b=nurse was really pleased with a reading of 120 / 85.
Two months ago it came out at 110 / 80. And today, 98 / 73.
I am a 59 year old guy, 6 feet tall, 144 pounds weight. BNot thin - just fine bones and not much in the way of muscle - really couldn't do much exercise for most of my life because of the asthma, but am now walking miles daily and even starting to swim again!
But is this BP too low?
BP is really only ever too low if it interferes with your life or is associated with problems, e.g., if you get lightheaded or faint, fatigue easily, have chest pain or headache, etc.
There are several ultraendurance athletes out there with BPs along the lines of 70/zero.
HOWEVER, please talk to your physician for his advice and to rule out any pathological cause.
I have extremely low BP as well, some times its 70/50...no kidding!
I have increased my regular salt intake and that has helped a lot (I use to think I needed sugar but its salt we need), If I'm moving around and active, mine will register 120/60...
Since removing sea salt and adding back iodonized salt I have less issues with light headedness and those pesky black spots floating around when i stand up.
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