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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have low blood pressure.
  • I have hypotension, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have hypotension, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have low blood pressure.

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 12, 2018

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that I have low blood pressure, or hypotension?
  2. What causes abnormally low blood pressure?
  3. Could my low blood pressure be caused by medications I’m taking, or by another medical condition?
  4. Will I need to take medication for hypotension?
  5. Is there anything I can do on my own to ease the problem?

I have hypotension, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 12, 2018

  1. What are my current blood pressure readings? What do the numbers mean?
  2. If I’m taking medication, will the dosage need to be adjusted from time to time?
  3. If a medication is causing my low blood pressure, can the dose be changed or can I take a different medication?
  4. Besides medication, can diet or other treatments relieve the symptoms of low blood pressure?
  5. What precautions should I take because I have hypotension?

I have hypotension, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 12, 2018

  1. Could my problems be a sign that my hypotension is getting worse?
  2. Are my problems a side effect of the medication I’m taking for low blood pressure? Should I change medication?
  3. Could an underlying condition be causing my problems? Should I get additional tests?
  4. What more can I do to avoid the symptoms of hypotension, such as feeling light-headed when I stand up?
  5. Should I get a second opinion or consult with a specialist?