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Low Blood Pressure

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. Orthostatic hypotension is a drop in blood pressure that occurs when moving from a laying down (supine) position to a standing (upright) position. The word "orthostasis" ...
  3. Low blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is much lower than normal. This means the heart, brain, and other ... and 120/80 mmHg. The medical word for low blood pressure is hypotension.
  4. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Low Blood Pressure/Start Here ... Low Blood Pressure ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Low blood pressure, low ...
  5. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Low Blood Pressure/Start Here ... Low Blood Pressure ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  6. Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Low Blood Pressure/Specifics ... Low Blood Pressure ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  7. 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 ...
  8. Postprandial Hypotension (Merck & Co., Inc.)  
    Postprandial Hypotension - Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment from the Merck Manuals - Medical Consumer Version.
  9. Orthostatic Hypotension From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Low Blood Pressure/Reference Desk
  10. ... work well. Medicines may be used to treat low blood pressure. A pacemaker that is programmed to stimulate the ...
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