And these are the possible causes
Your blood pressure is usually one of the first things that is measured when you see your GP. Not only high blood pressure, but also low blood pressure (hypotension) can lead to health problems. How do you recognize low blood pressure and what can be the causes?
First of all, of course, it is important to know what a normal blood pressure looks like. Your blood pressure depends, among other things, on your gender and age. In general, for a normal blood pressure, the diastolic pressure does not exceed 95 mmHg and the systolic pressure does not exceed 140 mmHg. If, however, both the diastolic and systolic pressure are much lower, then your blood pressure might be too low. For women, this translates to a blood pressure lower than 100 over 60. For men this is slightly higher: 110 over 70.
Read more about the possible symptoms of low blood pressure on the next page.