Low blood pressure causes symptoms due to the low flow of blood through the veins and treatment will vary from one patient to the next depending on the cause. Hypotension is another name used for this and symptoms may include dizziness, fainting and the feeling of being light headed. These effects are usually experienced the most when a person goes from a lying or seated position to a standing position. There is the possibility that an inadequate flow of blood to a body’s organs can cause heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure to name a few of the more severe possibilities.
Common causes of low blood pressure can include heart disease, medications and a reduced overall volume of blood in the body. Blood tests, radiologic studies and cardiac testing can be carried out to determine the cause in an effort to diagnose the correct treatment to a patient. Patients on insulin medication for diabeties often experience irregularities in their blood pressure and anyone experiencing the symptoms associated with hypotension should consult their local doctor as soon as possible for professional advice and the correct treatment necessary for them.
It is possible that you may have hypotension if your pressure is at a constant high for long periods of time. It is normal for it to be high during periods of excercise or stressful situations but if it is staying that way when you are resting then you could well have a problem. If you suspect that their may be something wrong because of some of the symptoms you are experiencing then make an appointment with your local doctor to ask him or her if you have a low blood pressure problem and get advice on the correct treatment for you.