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Chronic low blood pressure dangerous – Cardiologist

A consultant cardiologist, Dr Ramond Moronkola, says chronic low blood pressure is dangerous to human health.

Moronkola, who works with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.

He warned against “allowing blood pressure to fall to dangerous levels known in medical science as orthostatic hypotension”.

Moronkola said the condition was common among people who were 65 years of age or older because the body’s ability to react to drops in blood pressure could slow down as a person ages.

According to him, low blood pressure has no regard for age, gender, weight, cardiovascular, kidney or diabetic status.

The cardiologist said insufficient brain blood flow plays a critical role in the development of low blood pressure.

He said the problem could occur when blood pressure drops suddenly and the brain was deprived of adequate blood supply which could lead to dizziness or lightheadedness.

“Low blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is much lower than normal.

“This means the heart, brain and other parts of the body do not get enough blood. Meanwhile, the normal blood pressure is mostly between 90/60 mmHg and 120/80 mmHg. (NAN) 

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