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When should you call your doctor about low blood pressure?

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  • Call your doctor about low blood pressure if you have Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Dimming or blurring of vision
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fainting
  • Pale skin
  • 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

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

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