Heart Health

Low blood pressure symptoms

When blood pressure is too low, the first organ to malfunction is usually the brain because it is located at the top of the body and blood has to fight gravity to reach the brain. Consequently, most people with low blood pressure feel dizzy or light-headed when they stand, and some may even faint. However, if blood pressure is low enough, brain damage can still occur.

Low blood pressure occasionally causes shortness of breath or chest pain due to an inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle (angina). All organs begin to malfunction if blood pressure becomes sufficiently low and remains low; this condition is called shock (see Shock).

Some symptoms occur when the body's compensatory mechanisms try to increase blood pressure that is low. For example, when arterioles constrict, blood flow to the skin, feet, and hands decreases. These areas may become cold and turn blue. When the heart beats more quickly and more forcefully, a person may feel palpitations (awareness of heartbeats).

Sr NoSymptom Name
1 . 63
Fainting
2 . 64
Headache
3 . 65
Dyspnoea
4 . 66
Chest pain
5 . 67
Dysphagia
6 . 68
Dysuria
7 . 69
Loss of consciousness
8 . 70
Blurred vision increased temperature of body
9 . 71
Neck rigidity
10 . 72
Shortness of breath
11 . 73
Vomiting diarrhea
12 . 74
Upper back pain
13 . 75
Foul smelling urine
14 . 76
Fatigue
15 . 77
Irritability
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