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What is hypotension?

Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
March 27, 2013
What is hypotension?

Hypotension or hypomia is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure is abnormally low — lower than 100/60 mm. Hg st. If the pressure decreases in the arterial vessels, then hypotension is called arterial; if in the venous, it is venous hypotension. So what is hypotension, everything is very clear, and why it arises - the question is quite interesting.

Hypotension occurs most often due to significant blood loss, as well as a large loss of any fluid in the body, such as diarrhea and vomiting. But this condition can occur not only with such serious phenomena. At the most healthy person hypotension occurs in a dream, as well as after heavy physical exertion. For example, in athletes there is a characteristic chronic sports hypotension, which occurs after intense training. Now, you know what hypotension is. Take care of yourself!


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