Hypotension

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Hypotension (low blood pressure) can cause symptoms of dizziness and fainting. A blood pressure reading in an adult of 90/60 would be considered low blood pressure. It can be caused by dehydration or serious medical or surgical disorders.[1]

A decrease in blood volume (low blood volume) can cause low blood pressure.[2]

Prevalence[edit]

  • Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 86% of ME/CFS patients for low blood pressure.[3]

Potential treatments[edit]

  • Ginger
  • Increased dietary salt intake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Mayo Clinic - Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  2. American Heart Association - Low Blood Pressure
  3. Berne, Katrina (1 Dec 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915 


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