Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) Symptoms & Signs

People are usually more concerned about the dangers associated with high blood pressure, but they should not ignore the potential health risks associated with low blood pressure. If left untreated, health issues might arise when the brain, the heart, and other vital organs are deprived of adequate blood supply due to low blood pressure, a condition also known as hypotension.

For optimal health, the blood pressure should be around 120/80 (systolic/diastolic), but pressure can drop below optimal levels due to several factors. For example, hypotension happens when the blood pressure falls below 90/60.

Low blood pressure can also be a sign of more serious medical issues, especially among the elderly. This is why it is best to keep a sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure monitor or blood pressure gauge, at home to easily monitor the blood pressure even without going to a hospital or clinic. In the absence of such equipment, these low blood pressure symptoms can help detect hypotension episodes.