Low Blood Pressure

(Also known as hypotension)

Low blood pressure is a common condition where the blood pressure in your arteries is lower than normal, which can cause symptoms such as dizziness or fainting.

Your blood pressure is considered low when it’s below 90/60mmHg.

You might have low blood pressure if you have:

Dizziness or lightheadedness when you stand up
Fainting or feeling faint
Fatigue or weakness
  • Dehydration 
  • Medications such as diuretics or certain heart medications
  • Heart conditions such as bradycardia or heart valve problems
  • Endocrine problems such as thyroid disorders or adrenal insufficiency
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness, especially upon standing up
  • Fainting or feeling faint
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Increase your fluid intake, especially water
  • Wear compression stockings to help improve blood flow
  • Avoid sudden changes in posture, such as standing up too quickly
  • Consume small, frequent meals to prevent drops in blood pressure after eating
A photo of a person having their blood pressure checked as they suspect it may be low.

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