Low blood pressure, or as in the doctors’ lingo, hypotension, Is generally the most innocuous of conditions. If you are in good health, chances are that this may be perfectly normal for you. People who exercise regularly generally have a lower blood pressure than people who are not as fit. In fact, cross-sectional surveys carried out among people in different parts of the world indicate that people, who maintain a lower blood pressure, living healthily and enjoy a longer lifespan than those who have a perfect pressure of 120/80 Points! Clearly, therefore, if the blood pressure is a bit on the lower side, that would seem to be something to strive for.
However, for a few people, low blood Pressure also can be a signal of an underlying health Problem. In that case, it is associated with definite signs and symptoms. Occasionally, the blood Pressure can drop suddenly, and this, in severe case, can be life-threatening.
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in your arteries during the active and resting Phases of each heartbeat. The blood Pressure reading consist of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Here’s what they mean:
The first (top) number in a blood pressure reading, this refers to the amount of Pressure your heart generates when pumping blood through your arteries to the rest of your body.
The second (bottom) number in a blood Pressure reading, this refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats.