HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Hypotension Symptoms

What are common symptoms of Hypotension. Hypotension causes dizziness, fatigue fainting and mental disturbances. Deatil article about hypotension symptoms

Hypotension Symptoms

 Normal blood pressure is 120/80, 120 is systolic and 80 is diastolic. If you are an athlete you may have low blood pressure, don’t you worry it is a sign of good cardiovascular system. But in elderly low blood pressure can be a sign of underlying problem that may decrease blood flow to vital organs like heart brain etc. Low blood pressure is called as Hypotension in medical terminology and is defined as to be as systolic blood pressure of 90mm of Hg or less in an adult.

In contrast to high blood pressure symptoms, where symptoms are poorly defined or may be totally absent, low blood pressure symptoms can be easily recognized. Symptoms of hypotension or low blood pressure are usually seen at 90/60; however this range varies from person to person. In conditions where blood pressure lowers rapidly, symptoms may appear at only drop of 20mm Hg blood pressure. In chronic low blood pressure causes, symptoms usually are not seen unless blood pressure drops to clinical value of 90/60 or less.

What are classic symptoms of Low blood pressure or hypotension?

Classic symptoms of low blood pressure Hypotension include:

    - Dizziness

    - Vertigo (Surrounding things are revolving around you)

    - Fainting

    - Mental disturbances

    - Difficulty in concentration and confusion or a sense of impending doom and anxiety

    - Breathlessness (fast, shallow breathing)

    - Nausea

    - Extremities become cold and clammy, Pale skin

If you are having any of these symptoms, you must contact your doctor and seek medical advice, among these low blood pressure and hypotension symptoms, fainting and dizziness are very alarming and warrant an immediate visit to either your own doctor, physician or to the emergency department. If you develop fainting along with nausea vomiting, chest pain or weakness/numbness in your body or extremities, call 911 immediately. These symptoms may be indicators of ongoing heart attack, CVA or other dangerous problems with the central nervous system.



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