Causes of Low Blood Pressure

Top causes of low blood pressure

If you’re looking for the causes of low blood pressure, you’ve come to the right place. I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m going to go over the causes of low blood pressure with you.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure #1 -- Medication

While many things can cause low blood pressure one of the most common causes of low blood pressure is medication. Certain medications may lower your blood pressure, even if that’s not their primary function.

If your blood pressure drops, check with your doctor to see if any of the medications your taking may be contributing to it.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure #2 -- Loss of Blood

If you lose too much blood, you’ll be at a risk of low blood pressure. A loss of too much blood can result in the need for a blood transfusion in order to bring your blood pressure up to acceptable levels.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure #3 -- Dehydration

It’s important that you get enough fluids as dehydration is also a cause of low blood pressure. If dehydration causes your low blood pressure, you will likely need to be admitted into the hospital until you are re-hydrated.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure #4 – Inflamed Organs

Severe inflammation of the organs can also contribute to low blood pressure. For example, patients experiencing acute pancreatitis will often also experience low blood pressure.

Treatment of Low Blood Pressure

When treating low blood pressure, the causes of low blood pressure need to be looked at. You cannot treat low blood pressure without understanding the cause.

The underlying cause must be treated and then the blood pressure will fall into line. For example, low blood pressure due to dehydration would be treated by re-hydrating the patient while low blood pressure due to loss of blood would be treated in another fashion.

However varied treatment may be, if you experience the symptoms of low blood pressure it is important that you seek medical care immediately. The causes of low blood pressure are varied and you need to understand why you’re experiencing the symptoms so your doctor can treat you immediately and effectively.

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