low blood pressure


Examples of low blood pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Facial swelling, collection of fluid in the lung cavity, and low blood pressure may develop, in addition to shock, seizures, tremor, disorientation, and coma. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 12 Jan. 2024 One important reminder: Alcohol and sauna bathing of any kind don’t mix, since this can increase the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure) and arrhythmia (or irregular heartbeat), says Dr. Delkhah. Kylie Gilbert, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2024 But Iranian authorities and the teenager’s parents said she was hospitalized due to low blood pressure. Mostafa Salem, CNN, 4 Oct. 2023 People prone to low blood pressure should also avoid consuming large quantities of beetroot or beet supplements, as the nitrates in beets can bring down blood pressure even more. Andrea Michelson, Verywell Health, 21 Sep. 2023 Similarly, individuals with specific health conditions such as low blood pressure or autoimmune disorders should exercise caution when using ashwagandha. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2023 However, more severe reactions can include red, itchy skin bumps (hives), worsening of asthma, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 25 Nov. 2023 Very low blood pressure can be life-threatening because of shock, a state where organs suffer damage due to lack of blood flow. Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 People with low blood pressure: People who already have low blood pressure (hypotension) should avoid taking drugs that would lower their levels more. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 15 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of low blood pressure was in 1924

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“Low blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

low blood pressure

: blood pressure that is abnormally low especially in the arteries

called also hypotension

Medical Definition

low blood pressure


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