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Old 08-04-13, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Terex View Post
Your drop in blood pressure is primarily a function of dehydration. Drink more during your ride. And before. And after.
This is definitely true. Finished a long ride and felt very bad. Had difficulty breathing near end of ride. Took blood pressure and it was 70/40. Got nervous and went to hospital. I was so dehydrated they could not even get blood out of me. Several bags of fluid and pressure went back up. Lots of tests and everything good. Dehydration leads to low blood volume which causes low blood pressure. I no longer drink coffee the morning of a long ride nor do I take blood pressure medication ( advised by Dr.)
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