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What is considered low blood pressure by age? The age group with the lowest normal blood pressure differs between systolic and diastolic readings. Women aged 21-25 have the lowest normal diastolic blood pressure (115.5-70.5), while women aged 31-35 have the lowest normal systolic blood pressure (110.5/72.5). What are the symptoms of low blood pressure?
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- Syncope (fainting).
- Dehydration and unusual thirst.
- Lack of concentration.
- Blurred vision.
- Cold, moist, pale skin
- Prolonged bed rest
- Pregnancy: During the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, there is often a drop in blood pressure.
- Decreased blood volume: A decrease in blood volume can also cause a drop in blood pressure. Significant blood loss due to severe trauma, dehydration or severe internal bleeding reduces blood volume, leading to a severe drop in blood pressure.
- Certain medications: A number of medications can cause low blood pressure, including diuretics and other drugs that treat high blood pressure; heart medications such as beta blockers; medications for Parkinson's disease; tricyclic antidepressants; medications for erectile dysfunction, especially in combination with nitroglycerin; drugs and alcohol. Other prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause low blood pressure when taken in combination with high blood pressure medications.
- Heart problems: Among the heart conditions that can lead to low blood pressure are abnormally low heart rate (bradycardia), heart valve problems, heart attack and heart failure. Your heart may not be able to circulate enough blood to meet the body's needs.
- Endocrine problems: Such problems include complications with the hormone-producing glands in the body's endocrine systems; specifically, an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), parathyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), low blood sugar and, in some cases, diabetes.
- Severe infection (septic shock): Septic shock can occur when bacteria leave the primary site of infection (usually in the lungs, abdomen or urinary tract) and enter the bloodstream. The bacteria then produce toxins that affect the blood vessels, leading to a profound and life-threatening drop in blood pressure.
- Allergic reaction (anaphylaxis): Anaphylactic shock is a sometimes fatal allergic reaction that can occur in people who are highly sensitive to drugs such as penicillin, to certain foods such as peanuts or to bee or wasp stings. This type of shock is characterized by breathing problems, hives, itching, swelling of the throat and a sudden dramatic drop in blood pressure.
- Neurally mediated hypotension: Unlike orthostatic hypotension, this disorder causes a drop in blood pressure after standing for a long time, leading to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and fainting. The condition mainly affects young people and occurs because of miscommunication between the heart and brain. Nutritional deficiencies: Lack of essential vitamins B-12 and folic acid can cause anemia, which in turn can lead to low blood pressure.
- Use more salt.
- Drink more water.
- Wear compression stockings.