Harvard Women's Health Watch
Can your blood pressure be too low?
Recent findings raise concerns about lowering diastolic blood pressure — the second number in your blood pressure reading — too far. More of us than ever before are taking medications to lower our blood pressure. Longstanding guidelines suggest that most people should aim for a systolic blood pressure (the first number in a reading) no higher than 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). But in 2015, the results of the Systolic Blood