Low BP

What Are Common Causes And Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure?


Sometimes, there is no inkling of the cause of low blood pressure and appearances of symptoms of the low blood pressure.


Faulty diet is supposed to be one of the most important causes of low blood pressure. As far as the symptoms is concerned, low blood pressure may show its symptoms in its early stage in some cases, while in other cases it may not show any symptoms at all, even in the later stages.

Here are some of the important causes and symptoms of the low blood pressure:

Pericarditis:
Pericardium is a condition in which, fluid starts building up within the pericardium and around the heart, which weakens the heart to pump blood and thus results the low blood pressure.

Pulmonary embolism: In this condition, a blood clot, that is in a vein, breaks off in many diminutive parts and finally reaches the lung. The shredded part of the blood clot usually obstructs the smooth flow of blood into the left ventricle from the lungs and restricts the heart to pump blood. This leads to the development of the low blood pressure in the person.

Weakened heart muscle: It is the heart that bumps the blood through the body. So, if the heart muscle is weak, it will cause the heart to fail in reducing the amount of blood it pumps. So weakened heart muscle can also cause hypotension (low BP).

Dehydration and blood bleeding: Dehydration can also lead to orthostatic hypotension. It arises in a patient with diarrhea. Apart from this, blood bleeding can also cause low blood pressure. Surgical complications, trauma and gastrointestinal abnormalities such as ulcers, tumors, are the main points of bleeding.

Some medications such as calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, and digoxin can cause low blood pressure. Medications used to treat high blood pressure and depression can also cause low blood pressure in some cases.

Intake of alcohol and narcotics, overdosage of drugs taken to control hypertension, side effects of other prescription or over–the–counter medications, pregnancy, heat stroke or heat exhaustion, various types of liver diseases are also supposed to cause low blood pressure.

After you know the causes of low blood pressure, you must also know how to identify the symptoms of low blood pressure in you.

Symptoms of low blood pressure
Sometimes low blood pressure shows its symptoms, sometimes it does not. But if you find any of the following symptoms in progression to your health, you must consult your doctor immediately. This might be a clear signal of low blood pressure. If it is not treated on time it can cause so many complications. Here is the list of common symptoms:
1) Tachycardia
2) Lightheadedness
3) Dizziness
4) Exercise
5) intolerance
6) Blurred Vision
7) Chest discomfort and/or pain
8) Clamminess
9) Anxiety
10) Flushing
11) Fatigue
12) Headache/migraine
13) Blood
14) pooling in limbs
15) Intolerance to heat
16) Feeling cold all over
17) Belching after meals
18) Delayed gastric emptying
19) Sleep disorders
20) Cold hands
21) Loss of sweating
22) Chills
23) Light Sensitivity


Also remember that these symptoms could also be indicators of other health conditions, so get yourself checked for these conditions as well.