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Hypotension or low blood pressure can be a cause for concern

Most of us are concerned about high blood pressure, but we may not also realize that very low blood pressure, or hypotension, can also be a sign of a serious health problem, especially if the drop is sudden. Hypotension could possibly lead to a decreased supply of nutrients and oxygen to your brain and may lead to life-threatening conditions.

So what is a normal blood pressure reading? If your blood pressure is 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or lower, your blood pressure is considered normal. But anything under 90/60 mm Hg, and you have hypotension. If you have historically had very low blood pressure and you suffer from no symptoms, you may not need treatment. If, however, you begin to display symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, fatigue, blurry vision, nausea, shortness of breath or trouble concentrating you should see a doctor immediately.

When is Hypotension more likely to occur?

For individuals who normally experience high blood pressure, they may find several specific times when hypotension can occur. For instance, if you have been lying down for an extended period of time, you are pregnant, you have lost a lot of blood, if you have a severe reaction, if you have a heart issue or you are taking certain types of medications, it may not be unusual to experience a period of hypotension.

Certain disorders may also cause hypotension such as endocrine disorders, including hypothyroidism, parathyroid disease, Addison's disease, low blood sugar, or diabetes. Others may find they are simply deficient in critical nutrients or vitamins such as folic acid or vitamin B12.

When Do You Need Medical Care for Hypotension?

As mentioned above, you may not need to seek medical care if you do not have any symptoms from hypotension. If you are experiencing symptoms, however, it is time to contact your doctor and find out if you might have any other underlying health issues such as internal bleeding or infection. You can also take some immediate steps on your own to see if you can get your blood pressure to normalize.

Common steps include lying down with your feet elevated, drinking plenty of liquids, avoiding alcohol, modifying your diet and wearing compression stockings if varicose veins or leg swelling is a contributing factor. Others will benefit from slowing down. Sit and stand more slowing and don’t jump out of bed in the morning.

Checking your blood pressure regularly

Because everyone’s blood pressure reading is different and can vary, it’s important to check your blood pressure regularly and figure out what reading is normal for you. The majority of people with blood pressure in the lower ranges are young and healthy, and have no symptoms, but if your blood pressure is consistently low and you have any of the symptoms discussed above, talk to a doctor about your options.

SSDI and hypotension

To win SSDI for hypotension you will have to prove you have had sufficient treatment but treatment does not allow you to do the job you used to do and cannot do ANY OTHER JOB. Treating doctors that supporting you being fully disabled are the main crux of your case, and supporting documentation from them are vital.
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