Everyone talks about how dangerous high blood pressure (hypertension) can be, but low blood pressure (hypotension) is no walk in the park, either!
With nearly half of African Americans living with hypertension, one would think that low blood pressure would be something to celebrate, right?
“Hypotension occurs when the blood pressure drops for any reason,” explains Dr. Bola Oyeyipo, a family physician in southern California and co-founder of Healthgist.com.
In most cases, low blood pressure is pretty harmless unless there are symptoms, which include dizziness, fainting, pale skin, blurry vision and nausea. The reason being that the brain is being deprived of blood supply it needs.