In some people the blood pressure remains constantly low and does not cause any problems or symptoms--- it is almost never serious.
But if the blood pressure drops suddenly it can cause the above symptoms.
You are more likely to have hypotension if;
Symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness do not necessarily mean that you have low blood pressure.
Your doctor will check your blood pressure to confirm if you have low blood pressure. As blood pressure can vary, your doctor will take several readings to confirm that the results are correct.
Your doctor will take a detailed history and examine you. If needed, your doctor will recommend certain tests such as;
To diagnose postural hypotension your doctor will take blood pressure readings after making you stand from lying or sitting down. If needed, he or she will do, a test called "tilt table" test. In this test your body's reaction to position and changes in position is assessed.
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