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Low blood pressure: Introduction

Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure refers to blood pressure that is lower than the range that is considered normal. This may or may not cause symptoms and a person with low blood pressure may be catastrophically unwell, or perfectly well depending on the cause. Blood pressure refers to the pressure of the blood circulating through the blood vessels. See detailed information below for a list of 575 causes of Low blood pressure, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Low blood pressure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Low blood pressure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Low blood pressure

Home Diagnostic Testing and Low blood pressure

Home medical tests possibly related to Low blood pressure:

Causes of Types of Low blood pressure:

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Low blood pressure: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Low blood pressure, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Low blood pressure Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Low blood pressure may include:

  • Vitamin B12 - possibly used for related vitamin B12 deficiency
  • AK-Dilate
  • AK-Nefrin
  • Formulation R
  • Medicone
  • Mydrin
  • Neo-Synephrine Extra Strength
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Low blood pressure

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Low blood pressure may include:

Stories from Users for Low blood pressure

Real-life user stories relating to Low blood pressure:

Message Boards for Low blood pressure

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Low blood pressure or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Low blood pressure:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Low blood pressure. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect for pallor of skin and conjunctiva which may suggest anemia or shock
    • Inspect for increased pigmentation of the skin which may suggest Addison's disease. The increased pigmentation of Addison's disease is characterized by the "sun kissed" pigmentation of the nipples, palmar creases, pressure area and mouth
    • Look for signs of shock - e.g. elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, mottled skin, altered level of consciousness, reduced urine output.
    • Blood pressure taken when lying down and again after rapidly arising to standing position - Postural drop in blood pressure suggests orthostatic hypotension. Hypotension is a relative term e.g. an elderly person whose usual blood pressure is 190/100 may be in shock with a blood pressure of 120/80. An infant's normal blood pressure may be 80/60.
    • Temperature. If elevated, may suggest septic shock and should examine for possible sites of infection such as lungs, urine or central nervous system
    • Cardiovascular examination looking for signs of an enlarged heart or a heart murmur. These findings would suggest mitral valvular disease, aortic stenosis or congestive cardiac failure
  • more tests...»

Low blood pressure: Animations

Medications or substances causing Low blood pressure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Low blood pressure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Low blood pressure:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Low blood pressure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Prochlorperazine and propranolol reaction
  • Compazine and propranolol reaction
  • Compazine Spansule and propranolol reaction
  • Compro and propranolol reaction
  • Prazosin and alcohol interaction
  • Minipress and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Low blood pressure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Low blood pressure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Low blood pressure

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Low blood pressure. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Low blood pressure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Low blood pressure

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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest pain, causing fear of a...read more »

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple...read more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients....read more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the overlooked conditions...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of...read more »

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Low blood pressure: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Low blood pressure: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Low blood pressure listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Low blood pressure as a symptom include:

Definitions of Low blood pressure:

Abnormally low blood pressure.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Low blood pressure:

The list of organs typically affected by Low blood pressure may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Low blood pressure

The list below shows some of the causes of Low blood pressure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Low blood pressure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Low blood pressure. Of the 575 causes of Low blood pressure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 18 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 554 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Low blood pressure:

The following list of conditions have 'Low blood pressure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Low blood pressure:

The following list of medical conditions have Low blood pressure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Low blood pressure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Low blood pressure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Low blood pressure?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Low blood pressure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Low blood pressure:

    Blood pressure low, systemic
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Low blood pressure:

    Subtypes of Low blood pressure:

    Postural hypotension (33 causes), Mild hypotension (7 causes), Orthostatic hypotension (55 causes), Very low blood pressure (10 causes), Severe drop in blood pressure (18 causes), Excessively reduced blood pressure (7 causes), Enhanced postural hypotensive reaction (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Low blood pressure:

    Blood pressure symptoms (716 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes)

    Symptoms related to Low blood pressure:

    Heart block (67 causes), Dysrhythmia, Aortic valvular stenosis, Pulmonary valvular stenosis, Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, Atrial myxoma, Primary pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary embolism (28 causes), Cardiac tamponade (29 causes), Mitral stenosis, Tricuspid stenosis (7 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Low blood pressure

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Low blood pressure

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