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What do you take or do for low blood pressure

By Anonymous September 7, 2017 - 12:10pm
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A blood pressure reading lower than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) for the top number (systolic) or 60 mm Hg for the bottom number (diastolic) is generally considered low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure might seem desirable, and for some people, it causes no problems. Doctors don't advise any treatment if there are no symptoms and many people have no symptoms.

However, for other people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.

The causes of low blood pressure can range from dehydration to serious medical or surgical disorders. It's important to find out what's causing your low blood pressure so that it can be treated - if you are having any symptoms.


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