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What Are 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 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 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, 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?

- Dizziness

- Fatigue

- 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 low blood pressure symptoms, you must contact your doctor and seek medical advice, among these 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 indicate an ongoing heart attack, CVA or other dangerous problems.

Dr. Armughan Riaz M.B.B.S Dip Card, working as consultant Cardiologist in District Sialkot Pakistan. He often publish his articles on High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet and maintaining site Blackhead remover

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