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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.
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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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.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Low blood pressure may include:
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Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Low blood pressure may include:
Real-life user stories relating to Low blood pressure:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Low blood pressure. Some of these are listed below :
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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Low blood pressure may include these symptoms:
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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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Read more about causes and Low blood pressure deaths.
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 people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying too long to call...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...read more »
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy...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....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 attack, whereas there are various less...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to...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. Exertional dyspnea...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...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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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Low blood pressure as a symptom include:
Abnormally low blood pressure.
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The list of organs typically affected by Low blood pressure may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Low blood pressure mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Low blood pressure based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
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:
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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