Low Blood Pressure Overview

Low blood pressure (hypotension) is abnormally low pressure in the blood vessels that causes inadequate circulation. Fainting is a common result of mild hypotension. Severe hypotension is common in cases of shock and collapse. Postural hypotension refers to the condition where blood pressure becomes too low on a postural change, such as standing up. In addition to these well-known examples, hypotension has a variety of other possible causes.

The opposite condition is high blood pressure, called Hypertension. Lowering blood pressure is the goal of antihypertensive medications for the treatment of hypertension.

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