Skip to content

Heart Health Center

Font Size

Understanding Low Blood Pressure -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure?

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Dimming or blurring of vision
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fainting
  • Pale skin

 

Call Your Doctor About Low Blood Pressure If:

  • You experience any of the symptoms listed above
  • You have been diagnosed with low blood pressure and are experiencing an increase in the frequency of symptoms, such as falling down
  • You experience symptoms as a result of taking prescription or nonprescription medication

If your blood pressure gets severely low, there's a significant danger that your body will not receive enough oxygen to carry out its normal functions. Decreased oxygen can result in impaired functioning of the heart and brain and cause difficulty with breathing. Someone with low blood pressure can lose consciousness or go into shock (when the organs shut down).

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on March 09, 2014

Today on WebMD

hdl letters stacked up
How to boost your ‘good’ cholesterol.
headache
Learn the causes.
 
Compressed heart
5 habits to change.
heart rate
What’s normal? What’s not?
 
Lower Cholesterol 02
QUIZ
Heart Foods Slideshow
Slideshow
 
Compressed heart
Article
doctor looking at xrays
Video
 
Heart Disease And Ed
SLIDESHOW
Lowering Cholesterol Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
lowering blood pressure
SLIDESHOW
Wide Awake For Heart Surgery
VIDEO
 

WebMD Special Sections