What Is Low Blood Pressure?

Most people are aware of the high blood pressure condition and worry about preventing it. But very few people worry about low blood pressure, which can also prove to be dangerous for your health. Even though low blood pressure is not a severe condition like high blood pressure, it is still necessary to be educated about this condition so as to keep the complications related to low blood pressure at bay.

Let us understand what is low blood pressure? We know that the normal blood pressure reading of a healthy human being is equal to 120/80 mm Hg. The first number indicates the systolic reading and the second one indicates the diastolic reading. When the blood pressure level of a person becomes low and is 90/60 mm Hg or lower, the person is said to suffer from a condition called low blood pressure.

For people like the athletes, low blood pressure may be regarded as a sign of good cardiovascular health. But this condition may not be considered as a healthy sign for everyone, particularly the elder people. In the elder people, low blood pressure may lead to insufficient flow of blood to the vital organs like brain and heart.

Some people develop low blood pressure due to some health conditions or certain medications. But some people naturally have low blood pressure without any specific reason.

Usually, chronic low blood pressure that does not show any symptom is not a serious problem. But if there is a sudden drop in the blood pressure, then it can lead to many health problems because when the blood pressure drops abruptly, the supply of blood to the brain is greatly reduced. This may lead to nausea, lightheadedness, or dizziness.

Sudden drop in the blood pressure may be caused due to a number of reasons and causes. Some of the causes may include sepsis (a serious blood infection), anaphylaxis (a serious allergic reaction), loss of blood due to bleeding, high/low body temperature, etc.

In some cases, low blood pressure can also prove fatal and threat to life. Hence, if you experience any symptom or any of the above mentioned causes, then you must talk to your doctor.

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