Decreased blood pressure

Description of Decreased blood pressure

Definition of Decreased blood pressure
Low blood pressure is a condition when the blood pressure is lower than the normal value and is associated with other symptoms. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure.
Causes and Risk Factors of Decreased blood pressure
Common causes of decreased blood pressure are:
1. Prolonged bed rest
2. Pregnancy
3. Certain medications
4. Severe infection 
5. Heart problems 
6. Allergic reactions 
Signs and Symptoms of Decreased blood pressure
Common symptoms are:
1. Dizziness
2. Nausea
3. Fainting
4. Dehydration and unusual thirst
5. Lack of concentration
6. Fatigue
7. Blurred vision
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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Last updated on:
05 Feb 2018 | 03:55 PM (IST)
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