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Low Blood Pressure Causes

Hypotension or low blood pressure would be a dangerous or even life-threatening condition. Though many people often see it as an indication of good health, when the level is too low, it would lead to many other health issues, such as dizziness, weakness, or chronic fatigue. Prevention would be accomplished via some exercises, a healthy diet, or some medications. Also, it is important to avoid some common triggers that would increase the risks. Keep reading to learn 10 common causes of low blood pressure in most people.


In some cases, your blood pressure would drop after a meal, which leads to faintness, dizziness, and light-headedness. This condition can be more common in older people, particularly those with Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is caused because your intestines require more supply of blood for digestion. To achieve this, your heart has to beat more quickly and your blood vessels in other body parts have to narrow to maintain the right level of blood pressure. To reduce the risk, you would lie down after eating, have smaller meals during the day, and reduce the consumption of carbs. [1]