Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood pressure levels. While high blood pressure tends to receive more attention, low blood pressure can also be a cause for concern. It is defined as a blood pressure reading below 90/60 mmHg and can result in symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.
There are several potential causes of low blood pressure. Dehydration, medication side effects, and certain medical conditions such as heart problems or endocrine disorders can contribute to the condition. In some cases, low blood pressure may be temporary, such as during pregnancy or due to postural changes. Age can also play a role, as blood vessels may lose elasticity over time, leading to lower blood pressure readings.
Managing low blood pressure involves addressing the underlying causes and alleviating symptoms. Staying hydrated and consuming a balanced diet can help regulate blood pressure. Avoiding rapid position changes, such as standing up too quickly, can prevent postural hypotension. Adjusting medication dosages or trying alternative medications may be necessary in some cases. Lifestyle modific