Low BP

Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is generally defined as the pressure exerted by blood against the arteries of a human body. Low blood pressure is generally defined as the state in which the force exerted by blood is very low. This results in a condition where there is not enough blood in the heart, brain, kidney and other important organs to function properly. In many cases there is permanent damage to the internal organs. Interestingly, people having low blood pressure are less likely to develop heart and kidney diseases and strokes. Athletes and people who do not smoke and exercise regularly also have low blood pressure. But they must be careful to see that the low blood pressure should not cause any damage to the vital organs of the body.

A person having low blood pressure can feel dizzy, light headed and can faint sometimes, as the amount of blood flowing to the brain decreases and the brain cells do not receive enough nutrients and oxygen. Insufficient blood flow to the heart can cause heart attacks and this is an immense problem with low blood pressure. There may be a mild type of chest pain and difficulties in breathing, if a person has low blood pressure. Also, the kidneys might fail to perform their usual activities of filtering and removing toxins, when there is insufficient supply of blood. Extremely low blood pressure could put an individual in a medical condition, known as being in Shock. Here, all the organs of the body begin to malfunction as the blood pressure in the body falls beyond control. Some other miscellaneous symptoms of low blood pressure include a defective vision, concentration lapses, depression, paleness and an unusual thirst.