Understanding Low Blood Pressure -- Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on June 14, 2021

  • 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 or passing out.
  • 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).


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