Low Blood Pressure: Patient Education

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Low Blood Pressure: Patient Education


Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a condition where the force of blood pushing against the blood vessels is lower than normal. Normal blood pressure is typically around 120/80 mm Hg, so any consistent reading significantly lower than this may be considered hypotension. Blood pressure needs to be within a certain normal range to ensure that organs and extremities receive adequate oxygen and nutrients. If it is too low, it can cause symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, and fatigue. There are several types of low blood pressure and many possible causes, ranging from serious underlying medical conditions to simpler issues like dehydration. The treatment for low blood pressure depends on its underlying cause and may involve simple lifestyle modifications, addressing medical conditions, or, in cases that cannot be managed otherwise, medications. This patient education book provides an overview of low blood pressure, including its causes, types, symptoms, diagnosis, and management, all explained in simple terms.

Cite as: Low Blood Pressure: Patient Education. Brisbane (AU): Exon Publications; 2024. Available from 2024 Apr 25.
ISBN: 978-0-6458663-5-3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.36255/low-blood-pressure-patient-education


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