Feel faint? Or dizzy? You could have low blood pressure. Find out how to manage your symptoms.
Whenever blood pressure hits the health headlines, it’s normally about the dangers of high blood pressure. But low blood pressure can cause us health problems too.
Blood pressure is the pressure inside your arteries created by blood moving around your body. It’s given in two measurements:
• systolic pressure – when your heart beats and forces blood out into your arteries
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• heart palpitations
• feeling sick
• general weakness
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