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How Blood Pressure Fluctuations Can Affect Parkinson's Patients – Parkinson's News Today

Saturday, 5 February, 2022

How Blood Pressure Fluctuations Can Affect Parkinson's Patients – Parkinson's News Today

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I never thought much about my sister Bev’s blood pressure (BP) until I accompanied her to a dental appointment. The staff took her vital signs and told Bev, “Your blood pressure is a bit low today at 98/68 mmHg.” A normal BP for adults is usually in a range slightly less than 120/80 mmHg. The next time she visited the dentist, her BP was low again.
My sister has stage 3 Parkinson’s disease (PD), and she usually struggles with short-term memory, gait, and balance issues. Bev and I were curious about a possible relationship between her low blood pressure and PD.
I asked Bev if she ever felt dizzy or lightheaded. She said, “Yes, sometimes I do. When that happens, I just sit down and drink some water.”
Read more at: https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2022/02/02/how-blood-pressure-fluctuation-affect-parkinsons-patients/

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