Wednesday, December 27, 2006

About Low Blood Pressure

Today, i went for a medical check-up. Yezzaaa.... med check-up pre-employment. (Can't wait to be out from here) Nway, what caught my attention was that my blood pressure is still low. According to my GA, nothing serious but occassionally this headache get in my way. So, here is wht i can dig from internet with regards to this subject. For more info, u can also visit this url OR There are more sites with regards to our health but for the time being, this is wht i can paste here.

For the most part, low blood pressure, or hypotension, is considered to be a sign of good health. This is because higher blood pressure places more pressure is on the heart and the circulatory system. For this reason, individuals with low blood pressure are usually at a lower risk of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease. In some cases, however, low blood pressure may not be healthy and, like high blood pressure, carries some risks.

With very low blood pressure, the brain, heart, and other vital organs may not receive enough blood. Ultimately, this can cause these organs to fail to function properly and even to become permanently damaged. The lack of oxygen can also cause a person with low blood pressure to experience blackouts, particularly when standing up or sitting up too quickly after lying down. This type of low blood pressure is generally referred to as orthostatic hypotension.
Low blood pressure can also be a symptom of a variety of conditions, some of which are life threatening. These conditions include
dehydration, shock, advanced diabetes, heart failure, heart attack, and anaphylaxia, a life threatening allergic response. While low blood pressure does not cause these conditions, it can sometimes be the first sign of them.
For a person to be diagnosed as having low blood pressure, his or her blood pressure must be below 90/60. Normal blood pressure is considered to be anywhere from 90/60 to 120/80. It is possible for only one of these numbers to be less than the normal range. In this case, the person may still be considered to have low blood pressure.

Regardless of the blood pressure reading, doctors do not usually diagnose a person with low blood pressure unless he or she is showing other signs or problems associated with low blood pressure. Some of these signs include dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting for no apparent reason. Since blood pressure that is low enough to cause health problems is usually caused by other health problems, the first treatment plan is to treat the underlying cause of the low blood pressure. If there is no underlying cause, certain medications may be prescribed to regulate the blood pressure.

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