Hypotension Low blood pressure


Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps, if it is lower than normal known as low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure is otherwise call by low BP, hypotension, and hypotensive.

What is low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure

Low pressure would seem to be something to strive for, because high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a well-known risk factor for heart disease and other problems. A pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is now considering normal and optimal for good health. If the reading is 90/60 or lower, then it is considered as low blood pressure. The medical term for low BP is hypotension.

Is low blood pressure bad for your health?

People with low blood pressures have reduced risk of stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. Athletes, those who exercise regularly, those who have an ideal body weight and non-smokers mostly have lower blood pressures. Therefore, low blood pressure is a sign of good health & fitness, so it is preferable. However, that is not always the case.

For many people, pressure can cause dizziness and fainting or indicate serious heart, endocrine or neurological disorders. Severely low blood pressure can deprive the brain and other vital organs of oxygen and nutrients, leading to a life-threatening condition called shock.

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