My blood pressure is 114/72. I know that the normal blood pressure rate is 120/80. Is that too low?

Not Medical Advice: Blood pressure 114/72 is normal.

While BP can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over.

As per, there is no specific number at which day-to-day blood pressure is considered too low, as long as no symptoms of trouble are present.

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