Low BP

Low Blood Pressure

Low Blood Pressure is also known as hypotension. Low blood pressure means when the blood pressure is too low, there is inadequate blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. Another common type of low blood pressure is orthostatic hypotension, which is brought on by a sudden change in body position, usually when shifting from lying down to standing upright.

A blood pressure level that is low for one person may be normal for another. The most important factor is how the blood pressure changes from the normal condition. Most normal blood pressures fall in the range of 90/60 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg, but a significant change, even as little as 20 mm Hg, can cause problems for some people.

Low blood pressure is commonly caused by drugs such as medications used for surgery, anti-anxiety agents, treatment for high blood pressure or coronary heart disease (CHD), diuretics, heart medicines, narcotic analgesics etc. There are also other causes of low blood pressure that include dehydration, heart failure, heart attack, changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmias), anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic response) etc. Blood pressure information such as blood pressure readings and blood pressure charts have to be maintained. Blood pressure measurement can be done through blood pressure monitor and digital blood pressure cuffs. The causes of low Blood Pressure is in fact the key to normal blood pressure.