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Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can occur for a variety of reasons and may cause lightheadedness or dizziness.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute explains these risk factors for low blood pressure:

Taking a diuretic medication, which causes the body to pass more urine. Taking a high blood pressure medication. Having a heart condition. Having a central nervous system disorder, such as Parkinson's disease. Being unable to move around for long periods, or spending long periods in a heated environment. Being pregnant.

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