Low blood pressure, medically known as hypotension, occurs when blood pressure is consistently and significantly lower than the normal range, which is typically around 120/80 mm Hg. Values consistently below 90 mm Hg for the systolic (top) number or 60 mm Hg for the diastolic (bottom) number are considered low. There are many causes of low blood pressure, ranging from simple issues like dehydration to serious underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, there are various types of low blood pressure, such as orthostatic hypotension, postprandial hypotension, and neurally mediated hypotension. Treatment and management may include lifestyle modifications or medications. This patient information book aims to provide a clear understanding of low blood pressure. It begins with an introduction and covers the symptoms, types, complications, diagnosis, treatment options, and possible preventive measures for low blood pressure. Designed primarily for patients, their families, and caregivers, this guide also serves as a valuable resource for researchers, especially those at the beginning of their careers, who are interested in this field. The information is presented in straightforward terms to ensure it is comprehensible for all readers, making it an essential tool for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge about low blood pressure and its management.

Low Blood Pressure: Patient Education
ISBN: 978-0-6458663-5-3; Exon Publications, Brisbane, Australia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36255/low-blood-pressure

Published: 2024-04-25