Low blood pressure is blood pressure that is so low to supply adequate blood to the organs of the body.

The common causes of low blood pressure include:

• Heart disease
• Reduced volume of blood
• Medications

The symptoms of low blood pressure include:

• Insufficient blood flow to the brain can cause lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting. These symptoms are mostly experienced when a person go from the lying or sitting position to the standing position. This is because standing can make the blood to stay in the lower part of the body and this can make blood pressure to go further low. Persons with normal blood pressure can compensate this quickly and this is not possible if you have low blood pressure.
• When there is low blood pressure the caronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscles cannot deliver enough blood. This means the heart muscles get less oxygen and nutrients. One can develop chest pain or heart attack or even a stroke.
• Insufficient blood flow to the kidneys fail to eliminate wastes from the body. The amount of urea, creatinine and other wastes are increased in the blood.
• Shock is a life-threatening condition where continuous low blood pressure causes organs such as kidneys, heart, brain, lung and liver fail rapidly.

Low blood pressure alone without symptoms usually is not unhealthy.

With blood and other test your doctor can find out the cause for low blood pressure and treat it properly.