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Is hypotension really harmless?

Hypotension is low blood pressure, especially in the arteries of the systemic circulation. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Hypotension is generally considered if systolic blood pressure less than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or diastolic less than 60 mm Hg. It is often considered as a physiological state, rather than a disease, and most people with hypotension choose to ignore it. However, low blood pressure means blood circulation slows down, so the blood supply cannot be timely enough to where it is needed, which will result in the blood, oxygen and other sensitive organs problems, for example brain, heart. In broad terms, the sum up there are the following three points:

  • Hypotension lead the heart, brain, kidneys and other vital organs circulation insufficiency, but also a lack of oxygen;

  • Sudden syncope, shock will be fall break, the risk of secondary injury.

  • Low blood pressure may increase or cause ischemic disease attack or worse.

Main hazards include: vision, hearing decline, induced or exacerbated by Alzheimer’s disease, dizziness, fainting, falls, fracture rates increased significantly. Weakness, mental fatigue,depressed mood and depression is often the case, affect the patients’ quality of life. Hypotension may cause cerebral infarction and cardiac infarction. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening. If your blood pressure is a little bit low, try to adjust your lifestyle to control it, and if it is serious, find your doctor and take medicines!

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