Low blood pressure: symptoms and treatment

Low blood pressure:-

we all know about high blood pressure and its problems. Low blood pressure is also a life threatening. “Decrease in the normal blood pressure i.e. systolic blood pressure less than 110 mm of Hg and diastolic blood pressure less than 70 mm of Hg is called as low blood pressure”

Hypotension is the medical term used for low blood pressure.

Some people have low blood pressure always and is not a problem for them. They won’t experience any symptoms of low blood pressure. But in some people blood pressure drops below normal due to certain medical conditions.  These people may experience the symptoms of low blood pressure.

Symptoms of low blood pressure:-

* Dizziness,
* Fainting
* Shock occurs when severe fall of blood pressure.

Treatment of low blood pressure:-

* Provide complete bed rest to low blood pressure affected victim.
* Allow to lie down in a comfortable position.
* Give a cup of water to drink.
* In hospital setup administer IV fluids.
* Give IV 25% dextrose to stabilize the patient.

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