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Hypotension or low blood pressure is a medical condition in which the pressure in the [[Artery|arteries ]]is significantly low enough to cause symptoms which arise because there is less blood reaching specific organs such as the [[Heart|heart ]]and [[Brain|brain<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension). Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>]].  
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Hypotension or low blood pressure is a medical condition in which the pressure in the [[Artery|arteries is]] significantly low enough to cause symptoms which arise because there is less blood reaching specific organs such as the [[Heart|heart]] and [[Brain|brain ]]<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension). Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>.  
  
 
==== Symptoms  ====
 
==== Symptoms  ====
  
*Syncope (fainting)
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*Syncope (fainting)  
*Lightheadedness
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*Lightheadedness  
*Blurred vision
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*Blurred vision  
 
*Nausea,  
 
*Nausea,  
 
*Heart palpitations  
 
*Heart palpitations  
 
*Weakness<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Symptoms . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Symptoms.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>
 
*Weakness<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Symptoms . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Symptoms.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>
  
==== Treatment ====
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==== Treatment ====
  
To reverse the symptoms of hypotension; blood pressure needs to be increased by inducing [[vasoconstriction|vasoconstriction ]]and increasing blood volume. There are various way to increase [[Blood_pressure|blood pressure]], many of which are life style changes; rarely medication<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Treatment . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Treatment.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>  
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To reverse the symptoms of hypotension; blood pressure needs to be increased by inducing [[Vasoconstriction|vasoconstriction and]] increasing blood volume. There are various way to increase [[Blood pressure|blood pressure]], many of which are life style changes; rarely medication<ref>NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Treatment . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Treatment.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.</ref>  
  
 
<br>See also. [[Hypertension|Hypertension]]<br>  
 
<br>See also. [[Hypertension|Hypertension]]<br>  

Revision as of 17:24, 22 October 2013

Hypotension or low blood pressure is a medical condition in which the pressure in the arteries is significantly low enough to cause symptoms which arise because there is less blood reaching specific organs such as the heart and brain [1].

Symptoms

Treatment

To reverse the symptoms of hypotension; blood pressure needs to be increased by inducing vasoconstriction and increasing blood volume. There are various way to increase blood pressure, many of which are life style changes; rarely medication[3]


See also. Hypertension


References

  1. NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension). Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.
  2. NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Symptoms . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Symptoms.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.
  3. NHS. (18th Jul 2013). Low blood pressure (hypotension) - Treatment . Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-%28low%29/Pages/Treatment.aspx. Last accessed 22nd Oct 2013.
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