BP in single digits?
December 29, 2010 3:36 PM Subscribe
Blood pressure measurement in single digits?
posted by cozenedindigo to health & fitness (20 answers total)
I was feeling pretty sick last week (body aches, cough, fever) while at work so I went to a walk-in clinic. While the doc was doing her exam, I started feeling really faint, so she took my blood pressure. By this time I was nearly passing out, but I'm sure she said "Your blood pressure is 2, the minimum is 7". Now, I've only ever heard of blood pressure being measured as a fraction, not as a single digit. Has anyone else heard of this? It was a normal measurement (i.e, the cuff on the upper arm).
As an aside, how can I get my BP at a normal level? Would drinking more water help? (I know I can forget to keep hydrated).