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You've probably heard that high blood pressure is a problem. Sometimes blood pressure that is too low can also cause problems.

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. 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. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually they're written one above or before the other, such as 120/80. If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.

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  1. Low Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure. Some people have low blood pressure all the time. They have no symptoms and ... certain medicines. Some people may have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing up too quickly. Low blood pressure ...
  2. Autonomic Nervous System Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart and the widening or ...
  3. Low blood pressure; Blood pressure - low; Postprandial hypotension; Orthostatic hypotension; Neurally mediated hypotension; NMH ... people. There are different types and causes of low blood pressure. Severe hypotension can be caused by sudden loss ...
  4. ... matter associated with Parkinson’s. Tips for Avoiding Orthostatic Hypotension Drink lots of water and other fluids, at ...
  5. Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  6. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  7. How Is Hypotension Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Hypotension Treated? Treatment depends on the type of hypotension ... away quickly, you should seek medical care. Orthostatic Hypotension Many treatments are available for orthostatic hypotension. If ...
  8. Types of Hypotension From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Types of Hypotension There are several types of hypotension. People who ... hypotension, and severe hypotension linked to shock . Orthostatic Hypotension This type of hypotension occurs when standing up ...
  9. What Causes Hypotension? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Hypotension? Conditions or factors that disrupt the body's ability ... different types of hypotension have different causes. Orthostatic Hypotension Orthostatic hypotension has many causes. Sometimes two or ...
  10. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hypotension? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hypotension? Orthostatic Hypotension and Neurally Mediated Hypotension The signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension and ...
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