Hypotension, also known as low blood pressure, is a blood pressure under 90/60 mm/Hg. In many people, it has no symptoms. When it does cause symptoms, these are usually unpleasant or disruptive, including dizziness, fainting and more. In some cases, hypotension is dangerous, so early diagnosis and treatment are important.
What is the difference between hypotension vs. hypertension?
Hypotension and hypertension are opposite conditions.
- Hypertension: The prefix “hyper-” means “too high.”
- Hypotension: The prefix “hypo-” means “too low.”
How long does hypotension last?
How long this condition lasts depends very much on what caused it. If you have hypotension because of normal aging, it will probably be a lifelong concern.