Side Effects of Low Blood Pressure

By Jean Lockwood

Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is diagnosed when the blood pressure is so low that it does not deliver enough blood to the body's organs and may cause symptoms and side effects that are potentially dangerous.

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Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is diagnosed when the blood pressure is so low that it does not deliver enough blood to the body's organs and may cause symptoms and side effects that are potentially dangerous.

Head

Being dizzy, light-headed and even fainting, can all be side effects that show up with low blood pressure. These side effects may be most noticeable when standing up after sitting or lying down.

Heart

Low blood pressure can cause heart attacks in some people.

Head

Having low blood pressure can raise the risk of stroke, which can lead to brain and nerve damage.

Kidney Problems

Low blood pressure can cause kidneys to fail to eliminate bodily wastes, resulting in a buildup of toxins.

Shock

Sometimes the lack of blood flow that occurs with low blood pressure can cause a person to go into shock, a condition in which organs quickly begin to fail.

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About the Author

Jean Lockwood, a freelance writer located in upstate New York, began writing professionally in 2007. Jean's writing experience includes being published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, working as a copywriter for Unreel Media, writing a parenting blog for 451press.com, and writing reviews for homeschooling websites.

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