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Do You Have Low Blood Pressure? Do Not Ignore.

Written by
Dr. Shardendu Tomar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on May 31, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

People are much well aware of high blood pressure than low blood pressure or hypotension. So, my intention will be to keep this topic as much as informative and simple for a better understanding of hypotension.

Do You Have Low Blood Pressure? Do Not Ignore.

Normal blood pressure should be 120/80 mmHg. Also, blood pressure which is lower than this and not accompanied by any symptoms should be considered as normal.

Hypotension or Low Blood Pressure:

Conditions Related With Low Blood Pressure:

  1. Dehydration.
  2. Blood loss as seen in trauma or internal bleeding.
  3. Medicines like diuretics, blood pressure medicines and antidepressants.
  4. Infection.
  5. Prolonged bed rest.
  6. Heart problems such as severe bradycardia, heart valve pathology, heart failure and myocardial infarction could be associated with hypotension.
  7. Hypoglycemia.
  8. Addison's disease.
  9. Hypothyroidism.
  10. Allergic reactions like anaphylactic shock due to medicines, food allergy or wasp bite, which is characterized by a fall in pressure, swelling in the throat or face causing breathing difficulty and severe itching.
  11. Disorders of autonomic nervous system.
  12. Severe anemia.

A sudden decrease in blood pressure with increased heart rate could be a sign of internal bleeding, which is considered as an emergency condition and the patient needs to reach the emergency room (ER) straight away.

If you have a possible explanation of your low blood pressure like having a prolonged sunbath or a strenuous workout causing dehydration, then such symptoms get resolved quite fast as the rehydration is initiated. But, if you have symptoms mentioned earlier and do not have a possible explanation or you usually have higher readings, then it is always recommended to discuss such matters of hypotension with your healthcare providers as above mentioned conditions should be ruled out.

Low blood pressure is not considered as a big issue as long as any symptom is not accompanied with it. But, if you generally have higher blood pressure readings or have any symptom accompanied with low pressure, then should inform to your healthcare providers as any underlying cause could be the reason for that.

If you have low blood pressure, then please avoid your innocence and consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

 

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Last reviewed at:
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