Low Blood Pressure Directory
While normal blood pressure is 120/80, low blood pressure is characterized as less than 90/60. In younger people, low blood pressure with no symptoms (hypotension) is not a cause for concern. In older adults, however, it can be serious if the brain and other organs do not receive adequate blood flow. Symptoms of low blood pressure may include dizziness, and may occur especially when standing up from a sitting or lying down position. Causes include pregnancy, arrhythmia, medication side effects, and more. Treatments may include eating more salt in your diet, drinking more fluids, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how low blood pressure is caused, its symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of Low Blood Pressure
Learn more about the types and causes of low blood pressure, or hypotension, from the experts at WebMD.
Low Blood Pressure Diagnosis & Treatment
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, may be caused by a medical condition that can be treated with medication or, for many people, lifestyle changes. Learn more about low blood pressure from the experts at WebMD.
Low Blood Pressure Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of low blood pressure, or hypotension, and when to call the doctor.
Parkinson's Disease and Lightheadedness
Why is lightheadedness a common problem in those with Parkinson's disease? Learn more about orthostatic hypotension.
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Take Charge of Your Blood Pressure
They call high blood pressure "the silent killer" because so many people are walking around with it and don't even know it. Government statistics indicate that roughly 29% (or about one in three) American adults have high blood pressure, compared with 25% in the early 1990s.