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10 Risks of Low Blood Pressure

By    |   Monday, 18 Jul 2016 08:16 PM

Most people know that many dangers accompany high blood pressure, but health problems can also result from low blood pressure, or hypotension. When your blood pressure dips too far below what is considered a normal range, these 10 problems can occur.

According to Everyday Health, blood pressure is considered too low when readings are consistently below 90/60 mm Hg. While some people regularly test low for blood pressure, they may not have any adverse symptoms and will not require treatment.

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The Mayo Clinic lists the following symptoms of blood pressure that is too low:

1. Fainting
2. Dizziness
3. Blurred vision
4. Nausea
5. Difficulty concentrating
6. Fatigue
7. Cold, clammy, or pale skin
8. Rapid and shallow breathing
9. Depression and low mood
10. Feeling thirsty

Hypotension can strike anytime, and for people who have had typically higher blood pressure, it can be a clue to an underlying medical condition, explains Everyday Health.

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Low blood pressure is more likely to occur during the first 24 weeks of a pregnancy, if you’ve lost a lot of blood, have nutrient deficiencies, or have been on extended bed rest and suddenly resume an upright posture.

Other conditions that can bring on a dip in blood pressure include heart problems, endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism, or severe infections. Additionally, certain medications can often be the culprit behind low blood pressure, explains Cleveland Clinic.

Even though hypotension is not problematic for many people, it is important to let your doctor know if you do experience symptoms like dizziness or fainting. In these cases, low blood pressure could have serious implications.

Cleveland Clinic warns patients who have kidney or liver disease or have had a stroke to monitor blood pressure diligently. When blood pressure is too low, the blood supply to critical organs and the brain is severely restricted.

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