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If your body has low blood pressure, what does it do to try and correct it?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Low blood pressure: the body retains fluid to increase the volume of fluid in the vasculature and contracts the peripheral vessels to do the same thing

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What can low blood pressure cause in the body?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
That depends: In general, low blood pressure is not a bad thing. People with low blood pressure live longer. However, in some cases the blood pressure is low because of disease and then it is not necessarily a good thing. If the blood pressure is too low the patient can pass out or get weak. Also the blood flow to the brain and kidneys can get too low causing mental status changes or kidney failure.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the effects on the body of low blood pressure?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Primarily Dizziness: The brain requires a certain amount blood pressure in order to function. When blood pressure falls, neurologic symptoms are the first to appear. Symptoms included dizziness, lightheadedness, or syncope (passing out).
A 33-year-old member asked:

What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.

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