Low BP

Lowblood Pressure

Blood pressure means the pressure of blood within the arteries of the body. Blood pressure causes blood to flow through the body from the arteries, through organs and into the veins. Blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart into the arteries as well as by the resistance to the flow of blood by the arteries. The systolic blood pressure represents the pressure in the arteries as the muscle of the heart contracts and pumps blood into the arteries. The diastolic blood pressure represents the pressure in the arteries as the muscle of the heart relaxes after it contracts.

Low blood pressure is blood pressure that is so low that the flow of blood through the arteries and veins are low. When the flow of blood is too low to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidney; the organs do not function normally and may be permanently damaged. That is why low blood pressure is defined primarily by signs and symptoms of low blood flow. In fact, some individuals who have a blood pressure of 90/50 and have no signs or symptoms of low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure may result from various disorders and drugs. For example, cardiac output may be reduced as a result of heart disease, such as a heart attack, a heart valve disorder etc. These disorders impair the heart's pumping ability. Arterioles may be dilated by toxins produced by bacteria during a bacterial infection. Blood volume can be reduced as a result of dehydration, bleeding, or kidney disorders. Some kidney disorders impair the kidneys' ability to return fluid to the blood vessels, resulting in the loss of large amounts of fluid in the urine. That is why blood pressure information is necessary to treat low blood pressure. It can be collected through blood pressure readings and blood pressure charts. If you know the causes, low blood pressure can be treated through blood pressure medication such as blood pressure medicines.