Low Blood Pressure 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
Classic symptoms of low blood pressure Hypotension include:
- Vertigo (Surrounding things are revolving around
- Mental disturbances
- Difficulty in concentration and confusion or a
sense of impending doom and anxiety
- Breathlessness (fast, shallow
- Extremities become cold and clammy, Pale
If you are having any of these low
blood pressure 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.